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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.

Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World
'The car faltered as the external command came to brake...' - Keith Laumer, 1965. (7/17/2015)
Armed Drone Opens Fire
'Each a television eye and a sonic stunner...' - Larry Niven, 1972. (7/13/2015)
Robotic Exoskeleton Releases Man From Wheelchair
'This man was standing on two corrugated-soled titanium footplates...'- Fritz Leiber, 1968. (7/11/2015)
Oh, Just Let Robots Run Airports
I'd like a friendly robot to help me at airports. Especially the bag-carrying part. (7/9/2015)
How Smart Should AI's Be Allowed To Get?
'Every AI ever built has an electromagnetic shotgun wired to its forehead' - William Gibson, 1984. (7/7/2015)
NASA Misses $5Trillion Funding Boost
'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (7/5/2015)
Kuwait Creates Mandatory DNA Database For Citizens
And who has the largest DNA database on its citizens? USA. (7/3/2015)
Please, Please Let There Be Regenerated Teeth
'Toothbud transplants...' - William Gibson, 1984. (7/1/2015)
Google AI 'Deep Dreams' Kubrick's 2001
'I was only trying to do what I thought best....' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (6/29/2015)
The BLITAB: First Tactile Tablet for Blind People
Absolutely amazing development - now blind people can read the web! (6/28/2015)
Why, Oh Why, Must We Develop Robots That Run Faster Than I Do?
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (6/27/2015)
Golf Robot Putts Out
'The robot solemnly hit a ball against the wall, picked it up and teed it, hit it again, over and again...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (6/26/2015)
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Zag House
A means of implanting dreams.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
Mentophone
A device that facilitates long-distance telepathy.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
Robotic
A robot that plays chess at a level that no human can match.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
Self-Adjusting Furniture
Automatic adjustment for a perfect fit.
(From First He Died (Time and Again) [1951] by Clifford  Simak)
Clearsac
A simple device that filters water perfectly for reuse.
(From The Water Knife [2015] by Paolo  Bacigalupi)
Solar Yacht Periscope
A device used in the small cabin of a solar yacht.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Solar Yacht
A space craft whose motive power is light pressure on a solar sail.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Sleep-Inducer
A device that electronically imposes sleep on a human being.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Artificially Pulsating Star
A star that has been modified to pulsate with a message to the entire universe.
(From The Cosmic Blinker [1953] by Eando  Binder)
Face Recognition Sunglasses
Sunglasses that connect with a remote database to perform face recognition.
(From The Water Knife [2015] by Paolo  Bacigalupi)
Brains
An electronic brain that is able to do problem solving. This idea seems to be the impetus behind current artificial intelligence that seeks to solve problems, rather than to simulate human intelligenc
(From The Cosmic Blinker [1953] by Eando  Binder)
Space Walk
Going outside your space craft for a short time.
(From Edison's Conquest of Mars [1898] by Garrett P.  Serviss)
Automatic Control Car
An autonomous vehicle.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Merc-Pool
A device that stores information in vibration patterns on a mercury surface.
(From Caves of Steel [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Yeast-Culture Vats
Using cultured yeast as the basis for food production.
(From Caves of Steel [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
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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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