Science Fiction Dictionary: Ideas, Terms and Technology
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Quadraturin
Substance that creates more space when applied to walls, floors and ceilings.
Quadraturin Krzhizhanowsky  1925
Quantum Communications Hub
A communications satellite that permits immediate communication between planets and ships in the solar system.
Defeated McKee  2004
Quantum Logic Thinker (QL)
A computer system that thinks about problems in unusual ways.
Heads Bear  1990
Quantum Power
Power generation through photon fission.
Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Quartzite Leak Foil
Special material for space dome leaks.
The Great Dome of Mercury Zagat  1932
Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)
A means of giving motive power to robots or machines that is similar to animal musculature.
The War of the Worlds Wells  1898
Quench Field
Stopped runaway nuclear reactions by quenching the cascades of neutrons.
The Purple Light Hunter  1941
Quickthaw
A microwave oven to heat food items quickly.
Farmer in the Sky Heinlein  1950
Quizzer
An autonomous mind-probe.
Agent of Vega Schmitz  1949

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Lonestar Offers Lunar Storage For Ultimate In Security
re: Various
(5/19/2022)

Envisioning Starship Earth Travel - In 1930 By Max Valier
re: Max Valier
(5/17/2022)

Man's Marriage To Hologram Ruined By Software Glitch
re: William Gibson
(5/15/2022)

Carbon Robotics: War Of The Worlds As A Metaphor For Weed Control
re: HG Wells
(5/13/2022)

Pathways Language Model (PaLM) Is No Joke
re: William Tenn
(5/11/2022)

MOOSE: Man Out Of Space Easiest or Manned Orbital Operations Safety Equipment
re: Doc Smith
(5/9/2022)

Liquid Lenses Adjust Automatically, Not Quite Dune Binoculars
re: Frank Herbert
(5/7/2022)

Your Martian Dream Home, Made By Fungi
re: Larry Niven
(5/5/2022)

The Dune Ornithopter, Movie And Book
re: Frank Herbert
(5/3/2022)

100X Improvement In DNA Information Storage
re: Barbara Hambly
(5/1/2022)

NASA 'Holoports' Doctor Onto Space Station
re: Gene Roddenberry
(4/29/2022)

Should We Train AIs To Imagine A Future Of Horrific Disasters
re: Harlan Ellison
(4/27/2022)

Mouth Haptics Invented By Frederik Pohl In 1965, CMU Now Has Prototype
re: Frederik Pohl
(4/25/2022)

Two Towns Linked By Sculpture Portal In Real Time
re: Gene Roddenberry
(4/23/2022)

3D Printed Robotic Tentacles
re: HG Wells
(4/21/2022)

Update: Musk Doubles Down On Optimus Prime Humanoid Robot
re: Isaac Asimov
(4/19/2022)

Elon Musk: Production Of Robotaxis In 2024
re: David Keller
(4/17/2022)

True Crime Live Podcasting In Fiction
re: Harl Vincent
(4/15/2022)

AI Employment Decision Software Reconsidered By California Lawmakers
re: Marshall Brain
(4/13/2022)

Six Ships Are Now Docked At The International Space Station!
re: Various
(4/11/2022)

SUCHO Saving Ukraine's Libraries Digitally
re: George Zebrowski
(4/9/2022)

Optimus Prime Tesla Robot Overall Humanoid Software Architecture
re: Isaac Asimov
(4/7/2022)

Vast Cosmic Structures And Spooky Alignments
re: Poul Anderson
(4/5/2022)

NextSense Earbuds Spy On Your Brain
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/3/2022)

 

 

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