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Lost Language Meanings Found By Machine Learning
'The autopilot would need data before it could begin a translation...' - Larry Niven, 1970. (re: Larry Niven)

'Aerogel' Sheets For Martian Gardens
'Sealed to the ground along all the sides, Honey, he growled...' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1951. (re: Raymond Z Gallun)

France's 'Red Team' Of Science Fiction Authors
'They're the only experts we have.' - Niven and Pournelle, 1985. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Dim The Sun With Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment
'Those twin volcanoes; d'ye see them, Mr. Renner?' - Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Mashambas Skyscraper Farm Design Wins
'...a towering eighty-story structure like the office In-and Out baskets stacked up to the sky.' - Poh and Kornbluth, 1952. (re: Poh and Kornbluth)

Self-Driving Tractors From China Plan Ahead
'Machines that seemingly with full consciousness walked out into the fields to do their daily work.' - Otfrid von Hanstein (re: Otfrid von Hanstein)

Jet-Powered Hoverboard Works!
L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace! (re: Clifford Simak)

Nobe 3-Wheel Electric Vehicle Parking Like I, Robot
Spidercar, Spidercar, does whatever a spidercar does. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Michelin Self-Sealing Tires On Ford's Explorer
'...a seal of compressed plastifoam to save the air.' - Jack Williamson, 1941. (re: Jack Williamson)

Mushroom Eats Plastic, Saves Planet
Fungus Amongus, SaveUs! (re: Michael Crichton)

Juggalo Face Paint Disrupts Facial Recognition
'... designed to foil facial recognition systems.' - Neal Stephenson, 2019 (re: Neal Stephenson)

Mojipic Smart Voice Vehicle Emojis
KITT, your move! (re: Various)

Unusual Twist On Woman Dates Robot
'My hearing, vision and awareness went along with that excellent imitation of a young Adonis...' - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (re: Manly Wade Wellman)

BrainNet Triple Telepathic Gaming Threat
'In the gloomy half-darkness the three idiots sat babbling.' Philip K Dick, 1956. (re: Philip K. Dick)

AVAS Noisemakers Required For EVs By EU
'...a sound tape to supply the noise of a soi-disant "[internal combustion]" engine...'- Robert Heinlein, 1985. (re: Robert Heinlein)

Pun Generation Via Neural Nets
'You said you wanted him to be able to distinguish between laugh-power in different gags...' - William Tenn, 1951. (re: William Tenn)

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