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Hand Computer
A small pocket sized computing device.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX)
A chemical explosive that acts at an angle to the local gravitational field.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James Blish)
Death-Beam
Ravening pale beams of light used in space battles.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Meteor-Sweeps
Maneuver to chase down and destroy meteor showers that threaten celestial navigation.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Hall of the Council
An enormous council chamber, fit for a galaxy.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond Hamilton)
Holopad
A small display like an iPad that shows 3D images.
(From The Fountains of Paradise [1978] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Privacy Screen
A device that shields occupants from all possible forms of electronic intrusion and surveillance.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William Gibson)
Tapeworm Tranquilizer
Robotic suppository dispenses tranquilizer.
(From Revolution from Rosinante [1981] by Alexis Arnaldus Gilliland)
Electric Wall
A wall of electric force.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Vestan Parasite
Semi-intelligent creatures that take control of the nervous system of other animals.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Weight-Shoes
Devices intended to make it easier to walk on celestial bodies with weaker gravity.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Telaudiogram
An interplanetary communication method.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Meteorscope
A device that probes ahead in space detecting swarms of deadly meteors.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Gravitation Paralysis
Dread illness of space travelers striking when changing from very weak to very strong gravities.
(From The World With A Thousand Moons [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Lunar Web
The moon ensnared by cobwebs.
(From Hothouse [1962] by Brian Aldiss)
Dumbler
Half-sentient spores of the whistle thistle.
(From Hothouse [1962] by Brian Aldiss)
Plastic Constructor (3D Printer)
A 3D printer - for spaceships.
(From Things Pass By [1945] by Murray Leinster)
Dermal-Mist Spray
Very refreshing for suburbanites.
(From Prominent Author [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
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