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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.

Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
'The Iszic maintain a jealously guarded monopoly...' (12/5/2019)
Rise Of Skywalker Could Trigger Epileptic Seizures
'... then the screen started to flicker. I stared at it for a while.' - John Varley, 1984. (12/3/2019)
Singing Ringing Tree Wind-Powered Sculpture
'It was like no music Dirk had ever heard, It was eerie and wild...' - George RR Martin, 1977. (12/1/2019)
Extremophile Microbe Loves Space Rocks
'... designed for rooting in the metal make-up of the asteroids for vital elements.' - F.E. Hardart, 1941. (11/29/2019)
Magic Mushroom Nose Spray From Silo Wellness
'I don't need help... that's not my diagnosis!' (11/27/2019)
CAV-X Supercavitating Ammo Deadly Underwater
'...in the midst of this fluid, which is very dense compared with the atmosphere, shots could not go far.' - Jules Verne, 1875. (11/25/2019)
Space Domes Over-rated? Science Fiction Authors Have Answers
'This was to be roofed over, sealed, and an atmosphere provided...' - Robert Heinlein, 1939. (11/23/2019)
Injectable Magnetic Fluid Slows Bleeding, Aids Magneto
'There's something different about you.' (11/21/2019)
Autonomous Wheelchairs Improve Airport Mobility
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed down the long aisles...' - David H. Keller, 1928. (11/19/2019)
HVSD, Kitty Hawk's Electric Plane
Very quiet commuter plane offers VTOL service. (11/17/2019)
Frictionless Toilet Could Save 140 Billion Liters Of Water
'The bowl was a frictionless surface...' Niven and Pournelle, 1974. (11/15/2019)
Viisights AI Hones Video Surveillance
''The math boys worked it out...' Pournelle and Niven, 1981. (11/13/2019)
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Thought Pattern Divination
Attempting to construct the thoughts of a person by imitating their actions.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack  Vance)
Fyunch(click)
An alien assigned to become an expert in just one person.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry  Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Smarter People Having Fewer Children
The original argument that less suitable human pairs are having proportionally more children.
(From The Marching Morons [1951] by C.M.  Kornbluth)
Coffee Cube
Concentrated coffee that boils itself!
(From The Marching Morons [1951] by C.M.  Kornbluth)
Rocket-Polo
Polo played with rocket-powered craft.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor  Peterson)
Helicoptomic
A hovering craft used by referees in rocket polo.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor  Peterson)
Gyrotomic
A small gyrostabilized hovercraft.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor  Peterson)
Skull Alarm
Implanted wakeup call.
(From Millenium [1983] by John  Varley)
Squeaker
Used to search out radium in asteroids.
(From Beast of Space [1941] by F.E.  Hardart)
Frictionless Toilet
A toilet bowl that does not require water, because its surface is frictionless.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry  Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Seleno-Cosmo-Tel
Device to automatically avoid asteroids or other bodies.
(From A Race Through Time [1933] by Donald  Wandrei)
Coal Mole
Robotic device for asteroid mining chews through the interior, preparing raw materials for use
(From The Web Between the Worlds [1979] by Charles  Sheffield)
Disney Therapy
Letting people retreat to a simpler time, for their mental health.
(From Steel Beach [1992] by John  Varley)
Conscious Retarded Animation
A kind of hibernation, but leaves the user fully conscious, but aging at an incredibly slow rate.
(From A Race Through Time [1933] by Donald  Wandrei)
Corporol
Preserves and maintains the body.
(From A Race Through Time [1933] by Donald  Wandrei)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
A set of seven 'planetary parks' have been proposed for the conservation of the martian environment by two European scientists. (Re: Alfred Bester)

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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