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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.

Datagrid Model Generation Perfect For Eternal Cities Of Science Fiction
'... there was enough flexibility to allow for wide variation. - Arthur C. Clarke, 1956. (4/29/2019)
Kazahk Ironist Protester Arrested For Blank Sign Protest
'...a man carried a white rectangular sign, blank on both sides.' - Larry Niven, 1972. (4/27/2019)
Bitcoin Surges Again, To $7,000
'... electronic, private cash, unbacked by any government, untraceable, completely anonymous.' - Bruce Sterling, 1994. (4/25/2019)
China Develops Taste Testing Robots
'Install taste buds in the end of one tentacle...' - Anthony Boucher, 1943 (4/23/2019)
North Sea Stone Age Reconstruction And Philip K Dick
'Your Dip digs back into antiquity. Rome. Greece. Dust and old volumes.' - Philip K Dick, 1954. (4/21/2019)
Tesla Robotaxis Will Automatically Recharge Themselves
'Then it appeared to make up its mind, and trundled over to a wall socket...'- Stephen Barr, 1960. (4/19/2019)
New Lifelike Material Powered By Artificial Metabolism
'... The biological robots were not living creatures.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972. (4/17/2019)
Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD
'Gramp Stevens sat in a lawn chair, watching the mower at work...' - Clifford Simak, 1944. (4/15/2019)
Elon Musk Foretells Tesla Sans Steering Wheel
'How about the steering wheel... I don't need one.' - David Keller, 1935. (4/13/2019)
Adversarial Patches Trick Computer Vision
'The surveillance cameras can all see it, but then they forget they’ve seen it.' - William Gibson, 2010. (4/11/2019)
Amazon Warehouse Computer Can Fire People Now
'The system has already fired five people...' - Marshall Brain, 2002. (4/9/2019)
BrainEx Restores Some Activity To Severed Pig Head
'... they placed the brain in a special solution, having all the properties of Nursing the brain cells.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1929. (4/7/2019)
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Ugly T-Shirt
Uses disruptive patterning to make the wearer invisible to computerized surveillance techniques.
(From Zero History [2010] by William  Gibson)
Communinet
A public data network.i
(From Dune [1965] by Brian  Herbert)
Electronic Cash
A digital currency, like Bitcoin.
(From Heavy Weather [1994] by Bruce  Sterling)
Burn the Ship
Utilize parts of the ship as fuel for forward movement.
(From Around the World in 80 days [1868] by Jules  Verne)
Voicecorder
A device that records verbal output and determines truth or falsehood.
(From Whipping Star [1969] by Brian  Herbert)
Substance D
An addictive, psychoactive drug.
(From A Scanner Darkly [1977] by Philip K.  Dick)
Logical Pathogen
Malware concealed in DNA.
(From The Medusa Chronicles [2016] by Alastair  Reynolds (w/S. Baxter))
Negative Matter Space Drive
A reactionless space drive using negative matter.
(From Timemaster [1992] by Robert  Forward)
Rat-Robot
A small remotely-operated surveillance robot.
(From Anything You Can Do [1962] by Gordon Randall  Garrett)
Third Eye
An output device that uses the skin of the user.
(From Daemon [2009] by Daniel  Suarez)
Test Box
A remote-controlled device for capturing small objects from open space.
(From The Devil's Pocket [1940] by F.E.  Hardart)
Sun Dome
Used on Venus to give relief from the endless rain.
(From The Illustrated Man [1951] by Ray  Bradbury)
Gait-Cam
A surveillance camera system that analyzes the unique way in which people walk, to identify them.
(From Little Brother [2008] by Cory  Doctorow)
Light Traps (Dyson Sphere)
Surrounding a sun, a set of devices to capture or focus solar power.
(From Star Maker [1937] by Olaf  Stapledon)
Trans-Oceanic Rocket
Also, a rocket-plane.
(From The Worlds of If [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
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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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