Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Zag House First He Died (Time and Again) Simak  1951
Zed-Ray Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Zero-G Ashtray Waldo Heinlein  1942
Zero-G Cups Space Tug Leinster  1953
Zero-Ray An Adventure in Futurity Smith  1931
Zero-Time Jail - no time off for good behavior A World Out of Time Niven  1976
Zip Paper Mariposa Bear  2009
Zoo Fences - made of acid The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977

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ANNABELL AI Can Learn English From Scratch
re: Robert Heinlein

Tesla Suit Gives Haptic Hugs
re: Frederik Pohl

Surgically Implantable Artificial Kidney Starts Testing
re: Philip K. Dick

Self-Filling Water Bottle Is Beetle-Based
re: Frank Herbert

Senate Passes Space Mining Legislation
re: Nat Schachner

Microsoft's Surface Book Is Part Clipboard
re: Arthur C. Clarke

Police Use Predictive Maps ala 'Minority Report' Routinely
re: Philip K. Dick

Tesla Autopilot Road Trip 2995 Miles, 57 Hours
re: Arthur C. Clarke

The 'Marching Mountains' Of Pluto
re: Edmond Hamilton

Graphene Thermopile May Grant Predator Heat Vision To Humans
re: Various

BitDrones Flying Microbots Model Programmable Matter
re: Abraham Merritt

Starship Turbolift Elevators Coming From ThyssenKrupp AG
re: Gene Roddenberry

LineFORM MIT's Shape-Changing Interface
re: Philip K. Dick

LM3D Swim First 3D-Printed Production Car
re: Philip K. Dick

Protopiper Lets You Sketch Full-Size Objects In Real Space
re: Murray Leinster

AI Trainers: Assisting Artificial Intelligences
re: Amitav Ghosh

New Glass Tough As Steel
re: Olaf Stapledon

FORTIS Exoskeleton Not Quite Ripley's Alien-Fighting Exoskeleton
re: Edmond Hamilton

Kirobo Mini - Your Dashboard Droid
re: George Lucas

RF-Capture Lets MIT Boffins See Through Walls
re: Nat Schachner

Reduce Hurricanes By Altering The Atmosphere
re: Niven and Pournelle

Second Skin Clothing By Biologic Changes With You
re: JG Ballard

Skin Sensor Signals Brain
re: Roger Zelazny

Blackest Black? New Disordered Nanostructured Material
re: Doc Smith



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