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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.

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)
Yes, But Do Astrobees Have Lasers For Lightsaber Training?
'... Ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.' - George Lucas, 1977. (4/5/2019)
'Young Razorbacks Before Their Katanas Grow In'
'Twin robotic arms with gleaming three-foot sword blades unfolded from the forward hydraulic assemblies...' - Daniel Suarez, 2009. (4/3/2019)
A New Way To Run Into Things
'He made an adjustment, pointed the tube at the wall beside Etzwane, and projected a cone of light.' - Jack Vance, 1971. (4/1/2019)
'Metallic Wood' Strong Like Titanium, Floats In Water
'A metal... light as cork and stronger than steel...' - Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1929. (3/28/2019)
Seabreacher, H.G. Winter's 1939 Torpoon
'Ken lay full-length in the padded body compartment, his feet resting on the controlling bars of the directional planes, hands on the torpoon's engine levers.' - HG Winters, 1939. (3/25/2019)
Abundant Robotics Autonomous Apple Harvester Robot
'... little machines, that went from plant to plant... cutting off the ripe fruit.' Otfrid von Hanstein, 1935. (3/22/2019)
Charging An Electric Car In 2019 (Video), 1912 (Photo) And 1894 (Fiction)
'Recharge the batteries... in almost every town and village...'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894. (3/19/2019)
Japan Uses Explosives On Asteroid
'...a tiny, rocket-powered projectile, drove towards the mysterious bulk. It hit, exploding into a cloud of incandescent vapour.' - EC Tubb, 1958. (3/16/2019)
Get Your Speeder Flying Motorcycle From Jetpack Aviation
'The flycycles were miracles of compact design.' - Larry Niven, 1970. (3/13/2019)
FLIR Black Hornet 3 Palm-sized Drone
These drones can provide situational awareness beyond visual line-of-sight capability. (3/11/2019)
Dockworkers Protest Driverless Trucks
'It resembled conventional human-operated transportation vehicles, but with one exception -- there was no driver's cabin.' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (3/9/2019)
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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)
Subjunctivisor
Projects a possible future, based on your own impressions.
(From The Worlds of If [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
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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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