Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

"Every scientist worth his salt that I know of has read science fiction."
- Greg Bear

Gravity Nullifier  
  Shields a large object from the effect of gravity.  

But back to the building. You see, instead of scattering building material all over the country with its consequent material and social waste, we have a central construction plant located near the source of material. Here buildings are constructed on barges and when the structure is ready for delivery a portable gravity nullifier is lowered into the barge, the gravity is nullified and an air tug makes fast, towing it to any part of the world. It is merely a development incredible astonishment, He turned to the captain, but that officer was wrapped in his own thoughts and took no notice of the unbelievable procession trailing through the sky. Thinking that he might _ be “seeing things” Addison hesitated.

...Addison felt the queer sensation as the gravity was nullified and grasped a railing to keep from being flung about the room. He felt pressure against the floor as the ship accelerated on its ascent and the peculiar sensation of being urged toward the ceiling when the upward motion was brought to a stop. He felt the inertia of his body again as they accelerated their forward speed while he listened to the captain giving orders to the head surgeon and to the entire crew.

From The Sky Maniac, by Henri Dahl Juve.
Published by Air Wonder Stories in 1929
Additional resources -

Comment/Join this discussion ( 0 ) | RSS/XML | Blog This |

Additional resources:
  More Ideas and Technology from The Sky Maniac
  More Ideas and Technology by Henri Dahl Juve
  Tech news articles related to The Sky Maniac
  Tech news articles related to works by Henri Dahl Juve

Articles related to Engineering
Phil Nuyttnn's City Under The Sea
Stick-On Tape Speakers, As Predicted By Bruce Sterling
Has Climate Change Already Been Solved By Aliens?
Skin Electronics 3D Printed

Want to Contribute an Item? It's easy:
Get the name of the item, a quote, the book's name and the author's name, and Add it here.

<Previous
Next>

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

 

 

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

More News

Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System For EVs
'Of course not a vehicle moved by means of internal explosions of a derivative of rock oil...'

Autonomous 'Fiberbots' Weave Large Structures
'It extrudes material like a spider.'

Birds Aren't Real - Wake Up, California! (With Bird Watching Guide)
'When he had first built them, they had been crude indeed, flying mechanisms with little more than a reflex-response unit.'

Self-Healing Material Pulls Carbon Out Of The Air
'... could seal the punctures.'

IRL Glasses Block Screens, Limit Vision To Real Life
'If you couldn't see the ads, how would you know what was fashionable?'

Testing The Single-Person Spacecraft
'...the lower part of the suit was simply a rigid cylinder.'

Shapeshifting Materials Transform By Light
'Its lines wavered, flowed, and then painfully reformed.'

Fully Automated Farm Iron Ox Hydroponics
'Had these machines in some incredible fashion been provided with brains?'

BrainNet Social Network Of Brains
'I used my implant to tell MILLIE what we wanted and she took care of it'

Phil Nuyttnn's City Under The Sea
'Under the lower roof there was no water, but a clear and luminous atmosphere...'

More SF in the News

More Beyond Technovelgy

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.