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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.

Fungi-Infused Concrete Repairs Itself
'I noticed that curious mottled knots were forming, indicating where the room had been strained and healed faultily.'- J.G. Ballard, 1962. (1/14/2018)
Shiftwear Display Shoes
'He unlaced her shoe and glanced at its readout.' Bruce Sterling, 1988. (1/13/2018)
NASA SEXTANT First With X-Ray Nav In Space
'You need at least four beacons for an accurate fix.' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (1/12/2018)
GM Introduces Cruise AV With No Steering Wheel
'How about the steering wheel?' ... 'I do not need one.' - David H. Keller, 1935. (1/11/2018)
Subsurface Martian Ice Slabs Piece Of Cake For Miners
'One shy little fellow with bloodshot eyes of old-time drillman stood up. 'I'm an ice miner,' he said.' - Robert Heinlein, 1966. (1/10/2018)
LG Rollable Version Of Niven's Poster TV
'A television that unrolled like a poster.' - Larry Niven, 1976. (1/9/2018)
Multi-Robot Farming On Highly Sloped Land
High Plains, indeed. (1/8/2018)
Aeolus Robot Brings Jetson's Rosie Closer
Domestic duties, robotically performed. (1/7/2018)
Sony's New, Cuter Aibo Robot Puppy
Engineered to be adorable. (1/6/2018)
Earth-1 Transformer Gundam Car
Is it a Gundam? Or maybe a Transformer. (1/5/2018)
Self-Driving Domino's Pizza Car
Yes, but can it negotiate entry at your Burbclave? (1/4/2018)
I Want Massive Space Freighters!
Ah, the space freighters of old. (1/3/2018)
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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)
Nurse Drone
A larger flying platform to provide power to smaller drones.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal  Stephenson)
Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.
(From The Velvet Glove [1956] by Harry  Harrison)
Oxygen Concentrator
Gathers oxygen from a thin atmosphere until it is breathable, supporting life.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Suspensine
Slows biological functions enough to survive in airless space - for a time.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Windmill Mast
Enclosed machinery in large masts powers ships.
(From A Journey In Other Worlds [1894] by John Jacob  Astor IV)
Oxygen Space Flare
A flare that burns inside a glass bulb with oxygen.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Asteroid From Outside Solar System
An asteroid or similar body that comes from outside the solar system; an interstellar body.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Electronic Analogue of Living Brain
Imposing the abilities of a human brain into a computer
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik  Pohl)
Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.
(From Q.U.R. [1943] by Anthony  Boucher)
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