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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Atomic Engine  
  A motor running on atomic fuel.  

And presently over the cloud-banks that lay above Westphalia and Saxony the swift aŽroplane, with its atomic engine as noiseless as a dancing sunbeam and its phosphorescent gyroscopic compass, flew like an arrow to the heart of the central European hosts.
From The World Set Free, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Macmillan & Co. in 1914
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