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Hunter Program
Searching for occupied dwellings by monitoring electric power usage.
(From Mindkiller [1982] by Spider Robinson)
An autonomous truck.
(From The Corkscrew of Space [1956] by Poul Anderson)
A compact vehicle for planetary surfaces - like Mercury.
(From Brightside Crossing [1956] by Alan E. Nourse)
Private Flyer
A privately-owned air vehicle that used no control surfaces for maneuvering.
(From Childhood's End [1953] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Voice in the Ear
Project a voice or sound to one individual's ears only.
(From Childhood's End [1953] by Arthur C. Clarke)
CTC Computer (Closed-Timeline-Curve Time-Travel)
A device that used time travel to perform computations.
(From Exultant [2004] by Stephen Baxter)
Dark Vapor Bubble
A kind of field that keeps an alien base provided with an atmosphere.
(From Man-Jewels for Xothar [1936] by H.G. Wells)
Wire Gun
Shoots a length of constricting wire.
(From Shadow Gold [1936] by Ray Cummings)
Atom Compactor (Metal Earthworm)
A tunneling device.
(From Death Dives Deep [1936] by Paul Ernst)
Lunar Monorail
A monorail constructed above the surface of the Moon.
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Magnetic Shoes
Footgear magnetized for working on steel hulls.
(From The Dual World [1938] by Arthur K. Barnes)
A dome-less protective air shield.
(From Hollywood on the Moon [1938] by Henry Kuttner)
Artificial Eye Drone
A remote flying device that transmits its view to the operator.
(From Glimpse [1938] by Manly Wade Wellman)
Robot With Human's Brain
A very early example of encasing a human brain in a robotic body.
(From Revenge of the Robot [1936] by Otis Adelbert Kline)
A small military air vehicle.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Computer Humorist
A computer acquires the ability to tell original jokes.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert Heinlein)
Animal-tissue Culture Vat
A means of producing artificial meat for food.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
Ullran Enunciator
Special prosthesis needed to aid humans in speaking an alien language.
(From Uller Uprising [1952] by H. Beam Piper)
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