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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.

IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
'Our ancestors... thought to make the very sand beneath their feet intelligent...' - Stanislaw Lem, 1965. (4/6/2018)
Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
'A mimetic poly-alloy... 'What the hell does that mean?'' John Cameron, 1991. (4/5/2018)
The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
'Now I will tell you how Octavia, the spider-web city, is made.' (4/4/2018)
Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
View the magnified interior of living cells. (4/3/2018)
Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
'Only it wasn't a vessel. It was an automobile...' - Theodore Sturgeon, 1941. (4/2/2018)
Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
Thanks for making this available, Elon. (4/1/2018)
Self-Driving Car Ticketed
This just missed making my day. (3/30/2018)
Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
'Fortunately, the old orbital forts were superbly equipped for this task.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (3/28/2018)
Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
'Interesting phone system he's got, by the way...' - John Varley, 1984. (3/26/2018)
Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
Are you allergic to autonomous robot bees? (3/24/2018)
EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
Harmless fun for computer scientists. (3/22/2018)
Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
'A long trail of dead, he thought, left across the stars...' - Clifford Simak, 1963. (3/20/2018)
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Hypnosis Ray
Eases the words of dictators into the minds of the credulous.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Sleep Destroying Field
Causes lack of sleep.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore  Sturgeon)
Automatic Refueling Screen
Repels objects that are too big, and gathers small ones for fuel.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore  Sturgeon)
Delayed Action Stereoscopic Principle
Distinguishing far off space craft by relative speed against the fixed stars.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Space Rush
The Outer Space equivalent of the gold rush.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat  Schachner)
Asteroid Lanes
Regular routes traversed by asteroids.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat  Schachner)
A set route though space.
(From Shambleau [1933] by C.L.  Moore)
Generate New Phone Number
A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.
(From Press Enter [1984] by John  Varley)
Transparent Platisplasm Cage
A replacement framework for a body joint - in this case, the shoulder.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Pilot Beam
A signalling device that space craft in orbit descending to Earth could home in on and land.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Murray  Leinster)
No Steering Wheel Autonomous Car
An autonomous vehicle without a wheel for human drivers.
(From The Living Machine [1935] by David H.  Keller)
Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger  Zelazny)
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