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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 3,200 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 5,800 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Jet-Powered Flying Suits Tested By Navy
'With his motor in operation, he moves like a diver, head foremost...' - Philip Frances Nowlan, 1928. (10/17/2020)
Pub Installs Electrified Fence Around Bar
'I start twelve immensely strong wires--naked, not insulated --from a big dynamo...' - Mark Twain, 1889. (10/15/2020)
What Does A Tesla Full Self-Driving Car See?
'All objects within my panoramic gaze trembled and vibrated like quick motion pictures...' - Paramahansa Yogananda, 1946. (10/13/2020)
BioVYZR Is Ready, Anti-Covid19 PAPR Lovers
'Some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1931. (10/11/2020)
Tesla Will Have Metal Gear Snake Autocoupler, Musk Confirms
'Its motion was so swift, complex, and perfect that at first I did not see it as a machine, in spite of its metallic glitter.' - HG Wells, 1898. (10/9/2020)
Starlink Satellites Leading Edge On-Orbit Debris Mitigation
Propulsion-assisted orbital decay, brought to you by SpaceX. (10/7/2020)
Healight Ultraviolet Endotracheal Device Has Covid-19 Treatment Potential
'He applied the tip of the instrument to the interior of the wound...' - Cogswell, 1976. (10/5/2020)
Parents Use AI To See One Last Message From Their Deceased Son
'...what's to keep me from showing face, Man?' (10/4/2020)
Satoshi Tomizu Creates Pocket Universes And Worldcraft Bubbles In Glass
'The Worldcraft bubble glittered, catching the light...' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (10/3/2020)
Space Hero Inc. Offers Trip To ISS As Reality Show Prize
'This is Elmer Schmitz, presenting to you the finalists in our Aviation Quiz Program...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1952. (10/2/2020)
I Love Ceiling-Mounted Robots
'Immediately an enormous apparatus fell on to her out of the ceiling...' - EM Forster, 1911. (10/1/2020)
Armano Remote Control Excavator
'The bulldozer moved through the... mine... ' - Niven and Pournelle, 1981. (9/29/2020)
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Leak Disk
Simple device to temporarily close a leak in a spacecraft.
(From Islands in the Sky [1952] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Buttered Toast Robot
What it says on the tin.
(From Fahrenheit 451 [1953] by Ray  Bradbury)
Moon As Prison
The moon is a prison without bars.
(From The Moon is a Harsh Mistress [1966] by Robert  Heinlein)
Gyrocar
A two-wheeled, self-balancing automobile.
(From Two Boys in a Gyrocar the story of a New York to Paris motor race [1911] by Kenneth  Brown)
Gom Jabbar
A needle with deadly poison, used to test for humans.
(From Dune [1965] by Frank  Herbert)
Stone Burner
Atomic weapon which burrows deep into a planet; its radiation also attacks selected nerve tissues.
(From Dune Messiah [1969] by Frank  Herbert)
Alcatraz of Space
A planetoid prison.
(From Reunion on Ganymede [1938] by Clifford  Simak)
Robotic Animals
Artificial animals created using robotic elements.
(From Reunion on Ganymede [1938] by Clifford  Simak)
Comsole (Home Communications Console)
A home computer, connected to data services.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Painted Masks
Children choose to decorate otherwise uniform equipment masks.
(From Red Planet [1949] by Robert  Heinlein)
Pacification Drones
Surveillance drones that emit calming notes.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
Sloth Pill
A medication to induce a kind of somnolence like short-term hibernation; used in air travel.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
Analogue Treatment
Hypnotic drug treatment that normalizes behavior in humans.
(From Ticket to Anywhere [1952] by Damon  Knight)
Aero
A flying bus.
(From What Not: A Prophetic Comedy [1918] by Rose  Macaulay)
Burner Modem
A connection device that can be thrown away if necessary.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
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