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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,500 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 4,300 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Foodini 3D Printer
''...Food slot gave him flat reddish-brown bricks.'- Larry Niven, 1970. (11/20/2014)
Parrot Bebop Drone Pairs With Your Smartphone
'Over a radius of several miles Sonya's raytron apparatus could direct its flight [using] an image of all that the lens eye saw.'- Ray Cummings, 1928. (11/19/2014)
SCRIBE Enables Distributed Genomically Encoded Memory
Genomic DNA for analog, rewritable, and flexible memory. (11/18/2014)
Artisanal 3D Printing By Martha Stewart
'Nanofax AG offers a technology that digitally reproduces objects, physically, at a distance.'- William Gibson, 1999. (11/17/2014)
Knightscope Robot Security Guards Ready
'A robot guard appeared, streaking toward them across the field.'- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (11/16/2014)
Bullet-Proof Kevlar Woven Electronics
'Check the watch imprinted on his sleeve...'- Niven and Barnes, 1981. (11/15/2014)
USAF 'BATMAN' Wrist Display
'The tiny screen in the bracelet's center...'- Roger Zelazny, 1980. (11/14/2014)
CoBots - Collaborative Robots Ask Humans For Help
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify... You give it a good look.'- Harry Harrison, 1956. (11/13/2014)
Shape-Shifting Carbon Fiber
'Its lines wavered, flowed, and then painfully reformed.'- Philip K. Dick, 1957. (11/12/2014)
'Digital Drugs' (Like Herbert's Semuta?) Dismays Saudis
'The effect (described as timeless, sustained ecstasy) is elicited by certain atonal vibrations...'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (11/11/2014)
Mind Control Of Gene Expression In Mice
'We used your thought images almost entirely...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941. (11/10/2014)
Nixie Wrist-Ready Flying Selfie-Cam Drone
'He set his camera to follow him...' (11/9/2014)
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Heritable Memories Bloodline
Using magical means to tie specific memories to the bloodlines of selected families.
(From The Time of the Dark [1982] by Barbara  Hambly)
Car Dashboard Drone Controller
A screen and controls for using a remote drone.
(From Runaway [1985] by Michael  Crichton)
Parent Drone
A drone platform that launches smaller drones.
(From Kill Decision [2012] by Daniel  Suarez)
Combination television, news camera and surveillance device.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Oxygen Fountain
A small factory for making oxygen on the Martian surface.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Purple Wage
Guaranteed subsidy paid to every citizen.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Puff (Puff Balls)
Material that is used to help Skyrines dropped to the surface of Mars get rid of some of that excess velocity.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Electrical stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose  Farmer)
Norm-All Program
A set of algorithms that determine a reasonable location for every citizen.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Specialized space suit for low atmospheric pressure environments like Mars.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
The part of a Skyrene's life that is spent in Warm Sleep travel between Earth and the destination planet.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
EYE Program
A massive government database on civilians.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Freedom ID
A chip inserted into the hand for identification (and surveillance) purposes.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
Cosmoline (Warm Sleep)
Special gel that offers healing and hibernation for space travelers.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg  Bear)
Replaced Worker Benefits
Compensation for people whose jobs are taken by robots.
(From Spark [2014] by John  Twelve Hawks)
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Cosmos 1 Sets Solar Sail
A three-stage Volna rocket will launch the satellite into a near circular polar orbit. (re: Jack Vance)

Interactive Face For Big Brother
Tired of stiff, unmoving, iconic images of Big Brother? Take a look at Jeremiah. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

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Check out this working Star Trek communicator for sale on eBay. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

Afroditikrassa World View LED Cluster Lamp
A virutally weightless lighting fixture called 'world view.' (re: Frank Herbert)

Beer Drinking Elephants Wish For Draco Tavern
The drunk elephants then went on a rampage. (re: Larry Niven)

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