Materials in Science Fiction
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Author (Publication Date)

Frank Herbert (1972)

Related Science Fiction in the News

3D Printed Glass Uses Stereolithography Techniques
'All that with glass...' - Frank Herbert, 1972.
(re: Frank Herbert, 5/13/2020 )
Engineered Living Building Materials
'... it was the cheapest building material known.' Larry Niven, 1968.
(re: Larry Niven, 3/13/2020 )
Unsinkable Metal Latest Gates Obsession
'A metal... light as cork.' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1929.
(re: , 11/7/2019 )
Shape-Memory Metal Transforms Millions Of Times
'Annealed in any shape for a time, and codified, the structure of that shape is retained down to the molecules.' - Samuel R. Delany
(re: Samuel R. Delany, 10/12/2016 )
Growing Metal In The Shape You Want
What more do you need, engineers?
(re: Frank Herbert, 8/15/2015 )
Laser Etching Makes Metal Super-Hydrophobic
'The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.'- Frank Herbert, 1965.
(re: Frank Herbert, 1/17/2015 )
3D Printing Your Science-Fictional Metals
I love science-fictional materials!
(re: Various, 8/2/2014 )
Self-Healing Plastic Fixes Even Big Holes
'The room had been strained and healed faultily....'- JG Ballard, 1962.
(re: JG Ballard, 5/28/2014 )
Living Root Bridges Of India
Grow your own infrastructure and housing using ecologically sound materials.
(re: Jack Vance, 5/8/2014 )
Artificial Magnetic Monopoles Created
Could monopoles exist in nature? Might they be found in exotic materials in space?
(re: Larry Niven, 6/24/2013 )
Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics Get Closer
Better coatings need to become a reality, before science-fictional devices can come into being.
(re: Samuel R. Delany, 6/18/2013 )
Below Absolute Zero? Gas Is Negative-Kelvin Material
'From absolute zero, just where can the temperature drop to?'- Alan E. Nourse, 1951.
(re: Alan E. Nourse, 1/4/2013 )

 

 

 

 

 

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