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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,200 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the alphabetic Glossary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 3,700 Science Fiction in the News articles.

TALOS Exoskeleton Development Proceeding
'Suited up, you look like a big steel gorilla...' - Robert Heinlein, 1959. (6/7/2017)
Autonomous Robots Navigate Like Rats
'Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted.' - Ray Bradbury, 1950. (6/6/2017)
SINTEF Robot Cleans Solar Panels
'The window cleaners, with large padded feet...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972. (6/5/2017)
Pangorin Restaurant Service Robots
What'll you have? Jawa juice? (6/4/2017)
Drug Creates Real Melanin Tan
I've used them all my life... (6/3/2017)
Medical Drones Hover Like Angels Near You
'The death-reversal equipment is on its way...'- Frederk Pohl, 1965. (6/2/2017)
SkEye Amazing Israeli Gigapixel Drone
'An eye that could not only see, but fly...' - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (6/1/2017)
How Rude! DARPA Wants Robots To Behave More Like Threepio
'Do I know protocol? Why, it's my primary function.' - George Lucas, 1976. (5/30/2017)
'Liquid Light' Flows Around Corners
Light as a superfluid. (5/29/2017)
Unrolling The Filmy Materials Of Space Tech
'When unfolded and unrolled... it became a tough, gleaming film.' - Jack Vance, 1962. (5/28/2017)
Buddy Companion Robot Your Bulbous Friend
'Nanny was built in the shape of a sphere, a large metal sphere, flattened on the bottom...' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (5/27/2017)
Poli-X1 Prototype Bee Pollinator
Always buzz, buzz, buzz, eh Mr. Drone? (5/26/2017)
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Beeper
A handheld radar set, used to find items that have drifted off.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Cylinder Space Suit
A mostly rigid, cylindrical space suit.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Tannin-Secretion Pills
Artificially darkens skin, for skin protection.
(From Crashlander [1994] by Larry  Niven)
Robobug
A cyborg insect.
(From The Golden City [2009] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Crowdcutter
A device worn to part crowds.
(From Infomocracy [2016] by Malka  Older)
New Blood For Old
Replacing the blood plasma of older people with material from younger people.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Flip to Brake
Maneuver to put the tail end (with rocket output) in the forward direction of travel to use for lowering velocity.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Interplanetary Clearance
Bureaucratic red tape associated with busy space ports.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Protective Field (Safety Field)
An static energy field used to protect a city.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert  Silverberg)
Panoramic Viewer
Permits observation at a distance, as well as the projection of a holographic image.
(From Childhood's End [1953] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Flying Robot Drone Probe
A remote-controlled flying drone used for remote investigation and surveillance.
(From The Man in the Maze [1969] by Robert  Silverberg)
Zero 'g'
In a ship in orbit, in free fall.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
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