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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.

Skin Electronics Can Show Electrocardiogram
'... the young men in the streets who applied polyimde OLED body film to their bared shoulders.' - Chen Qiufan, 2019. (5/29/2019)
Chinese Fern Helps Remediate Arsenic Soil
'Bioengeering had put out a spec report on the long crawly things five months back.' - Gregory Benford, 1983. (5/27/2019)
Skai Air Taxi Costs The Same As Uber
'The air-taxi found its way past and around other ground-cars...' Isaac Asimov, 1988. (5/25/2019)
Neurodevices For Consumers? Neuroethicists (And Philip K Dick) Say 'Caveat Emptor'
'They tried to use it today and it wouldn't work. No colors and no ceph patterns, neither one...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (5/23/2019)
NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Won By AI SpaceFactory
3D printing - on Mars! (5/21/2019)
The Future Of Elon Musk's Neuralink
'Cerebral Electromagnetic Emmission Amplification and Relay System call it artificial telepathy, if you like.' - Richard Meredith, 1969. (5/19/2019)
Researchers Make You Say Anything in Videos
'[It] caused his televised image... to mouth the vowels and consonants beautifully.' - Ray Bradbury, 1953. (5/17/2019)
Jeff Bezos Tries Waldoes (Robotic Hands)
'Waldo put his arms into the primary pair before him...' - Robert Heinlein, 1942. (5/15/2019)
Asimov and Musk - Boring Company Tunnel vs. Street Race
'There was almost no sound, just a steady velvety whirr as the taxi sped along.' - Isaac Asimov (5/13/2019)
Project Dylan - Amazon's Voice-Activated Wearable That Recognizes Human Emotions
Life imitates anime art. (5/11/2019)
Tesla Diagnoses Itself, Sends Part Request
'Tentacles emerged from the side of the machine and felt puzzledly at the damaged area.' (5/9/2019)
Lilium Electric Air Taxi Prototype
'The air-taxi found its way past and around other ground-cars...' - Isaac Asimov, 1988 (5/7/2019)
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OLED Body Film
Attaching or implanting flexible screen material to the body as decoration.
(From Waste Tide [2019] by Chen  Qiufan)
Vastening
It's hard to describe, but it's a robotic sense perception.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis  Padgett)
Pneumo-Slacks
Pants that make you look beefier.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis  Padgett)
Space Tug
A small vessel used to maneuver other ships.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Seetee Blinker
A marker of contraterrene matter (antimatter) asteroids, to aid in interplanetary navigation.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Thermalarm Relays
Detects objects by their heat radiation, so space craft can maneuver around them.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Negative Safety-Field
A paragravity-based shield for space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Plastifoam
Used to seal large leaks in space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Asterite
A person who was born and lived amongst the asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Fire Storm
When clouds of antimatter dust encountered ordinary matter spaceships.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Space-Burned
Analogous to sun-burned.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Dirigible Space Armor (Working Space Suits)
Heavy-duty space suits for mining work on asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Igloo-Shaped Space Shelter
Easy to set up on airless asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Photophone
A line-of-sight communications device using light beams.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Paragravity
Artificial gravity.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
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Robotic Tomato Harvester Ready For Space
Peter Ling of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center has created a robotic tomato harvester. (re: Gregory Benford)

Crime-Fighting Computer - The Game's Afoot 24x7
The computer system is able to work on crime-stopping twenty-four hours per day, all week long. (re: Isaac Asimov)

Ornithopters In Fact And Fiction
An ornithopter under development at the University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies may yet make Leonardo da Vinci's dream a reality. (re: Frank Herbert)

Skeletar And Dragon Lyre ExoticGuitars - Science Fiction Instruments
Luthier Peter McGilton has used his Masters Degree in Fine Arts, and post graduate studies in classical instrument construction, to take the guitar-maker's art to truly science-fictional levels. (re: Various)

Robotic Fish From China
The black-bodied robot fish is about four feet long, and resembles a real fish in both shape and movement. (re: Michael Swanwick)

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