Armor in Science Fiction
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Name

Author (Publication Date)

Frank Herbert (1977)
David Brin (2002)
Bruce Sterling (1999)
Larry Niven (1966)
David Gerrold (w/L, Niven) (1971)
Greg Bear (1990)
Jerry Pournelle (1976)
Robert Heinlein (1959)
Alfred Bester (1956)
Edmond Hamilton (1932)
Neal Stephenson (1992)
Neal Stephenson (1995)
James Blish (1957)

Related Science Fiction in the News

DIY Taser-Proof Clothing
'His suit-shield sucked in the energy and discharged it...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 3/7/2014 )
Look Great In Your Garrison Bespoke Bulletproof Suit
'McKie longed for his armored clothing…'- Frank Herbert, 1977.
(re: Frank Herbert, 1/5/2014 )
Bionic Body Armor Makes You Dodge Bullets
Fascinating patent idea by IBM turns everyone - yes, everyone - into a bullet-dodging Neo.
(re: Various, 2/13/2009 )
Designer Bulletproof Fashion
Finally, a solution to that pesky assassination problem that you aren't ashamed to be seen in.
(re: Frank Herbert, 7/29/2008 )
Super-Suit Fabric Now Available In T-Shirt
Super-fabrics are good; when they come in t-shirt form, even better.
(re: Various, 3/27/2008 )
Exoskeleton Like Halo Suit
If you can build a suit to fight with bears, you can build a military exoskeleton with some practical experience built in.
(re: Various, 1/16/2007 )
Liquid Armor With Shear Thickening Fluid
Science fiction writers were first on the scene again in conceptualizing armor that flows with the body but hardens upon impact.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 8/2/2006 )
Thor Shield Energy Weapon-Proof Fabric
An engineer with an interest in lightning protection systems comes up with a way to foil taser weapons and cattle prods.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 5/2/2006 )
Air Warrior Microclimatic Cooling Garments Tested By Army
The Army is testing personal cooling vests for soldiers in Iraq; Philip K. Dick suggested them in the sixties.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 12/21/2005 )
d3o-based RibCap: Flexible-Rigid Beanie-Helmet For Snowsports
It's a helmet! No, it's a soft beanie cap! You're both right, kids - its the Ribcap with d3o.
(re: Gerrold/Niven, 11/29/2005 )
Transparent Aluminum Armor Tested By Military
Transparent aluminum armor (ALON) well along in testing, and is considered superior to other see-through choices.
(re: Gene Roddenberry, 10/18/2005 )
Liquid Armor In Two Flavors: Shear Thickening and Magnetorheological
Liquid armor using shear thickening fluid and magnetorheological fluid is being developed to protect soldiers and law enforcement personnel.
(re: Greg Bear, 4/26/2004 )
DARPA Wants Exoskeletons
In a briefing today on GovExec.com, a variety of projects from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) demonstrate that some science fiction thinking is good.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/10/2003 )

 

 

 

 

 

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