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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.

Keith Laumer's Bolo Autonomous Tanks Right On Schedule
'I cannot lie idle under attack.' - Keith Laumer, 1976. (3/29/2017)
When Computers Develop Their Own Language, Will They Talk To Us?
'The curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR circuits - the Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (3/28/2017)
LipNet Reads Lips - Until Disconnected, That Is
'We'd have to cut his higher brain functions... I'm not sure what [HAL} would think about that.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (3/27/2017)
Eterni.me - To Skype With The Dead
'Nothing... left of Jeserac but a galaxy of electrons frozen in the heart of a crystal.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1956. (3/26/2017)
Wearable MRI Is Former Occulus/Facebook Exec's New Project
'Your cephalochromoscope... that you always turn on and play when you get home...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (3/25/2017)
Ford Stratasys Infinte Build 3D Printer
'He proudly indicated his Buick... Almost as good as the original it was printed from...' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (3/24/2017)
The Space Suit As Personal Spaceship
'Darn clever, these suits...' - Jack Williamson, 1933. (3/23/2017)
Dune Fans! Your God Emperor Is Ready
'If one held a sandtrout in the hand, smoothing it over your skin, it formed a living glove.' - Frank Herbert, 1976. (2/22/2017)
Robot Strolls Field, Examines EVERY Plant
'The great machines that did the work ... required but a few dozen men to cultivate an entire county.' - John W. Campbell (2/21/2017)
Sweden Outlaws Drones
'An eye that could not only see, but fly, roam, travel at speeds and in directions to suit its operator...' (2/20/2017)
Wear Your Self-Powered Generator
'It's basically a micro-sandwich...' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (2/19/2017)
TITAN-III Spider Robot Is WAY Too Quick (Video)
'My little friends can find you wherever you go!' - Michael Crichton, 1984. (2/18/2017)
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Hotello
A portable room within a room.
(From New York 2140 [2017] by Kim Stanley  Robinson)
Black square
A device for secret communication.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Ridulian Crystal Sheets
Exceptionally strong, surpassingly thin material.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Face-Plate
The transparent front of a space suit helmet.
(From Skylark Three [1930] by E.E. 'Doc'  Smith)
Helix Gun
A device for capturing ferrous meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Dictatel
A thought-based dictating machine.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Life-Tubes
Escape pods for space ships.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Meteor Miner
Someone who roams the solar system, hunting for metal in meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Osprey Space Armor
Space suit you can live in.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Asteroid Rocket
An engine attached to an asteroid to drive it through space.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Spectro-Flash Analysis
Device for determining the content of meteorites.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Sandtrout Glove
A living glove, formed of live creatures.
(From Children of Dune [1976] by Frank  Herbert)
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