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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.

Las Vegas Tunnels To Have Autonomous Teslas
'...just a steady velvety whirr as the taxi sped along.' - Isaac Asimov, 1951 (1/15/2021)
TCL CSOT 17-Inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display
'..a wide sheet of clear material suddenly flared with light and swirling colour.' - EC Tubb, 1958. (1/13/2021)
Reachy Humanoid VR Teleoperation App
"I went to the control room where the three other men were manipulating their mechanical men...' - AG Stangland, 1929. (1/11/2021)
Unitree A1 Robot ala Black Mirror and Snow Crash
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power...' - Neal Stephenson, 1992. (1/9/2021)
DALL-E Makes Creative Images From Text
Okay, sf fans. If you could have some art created from a science fiction sentence, what sentence would you pick? (1/7/2021)
BladeBUG Robots Clean Massive Wind Turbine Blades
'There were the cleaners, with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972. (1/5/2021)
Looms To Manually Weave Lunar Rover Wheels
It's fascinating to me how the Apollo program forced people to think outside their usual boxes. (1/3/2021)
IceBot Antarctic (Planetary?) Robotic Explorers Made Of Ice
'Some will combine in place to form more complicated structures, like excavators or centipedes.' - Greg Bear, 2015 (1/1/2021)
Glad 2020 Is Over
Maybe you missed one of these? (12/31/2020)
PEDOT Polymer Could Enhance Brain-Machine Interfaces
'the hair-fine wire going deep into Owen's brain, down into the pleasure center.' - Larry Niven, 1969. (12/27/2020)
Study: Robots Encourage Humans To Take Risks
Not exactly Three Laws compliant. (12/25/2020)
Kinetic Buildings And Psychotropic Houses
'There was a dim whirring, and the spheres tipped and began to rotate...' - JG Ballard, 1962. (12/23/2020)
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HUD Glasses
Integrated glasses and projector provides a portable heads-up display for augmented reality.
(From Daemon [2009] by Daniel  Suarez)
Lunar Advertisement
An 'ad' on the lunar surface that can be seen by its audience on Earth.
(From Watch This Space [1957] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Allows the user to see into rock or other solid matter.
(From Rock Diver [1951] by Harry  Harrison)
Mechanical Consciousness
The notion that machines may develop a form of consciousness.
(From Erewhon [1872] by Samuel  Butler)
Glass Dome
Protective cover for cities.
(From A Modern Utopia [1905] by H.G.  Wells)
Autonomous Assassination Drone
A flying UAV that is self-guided to a target, destroys the target, and is capable of destroying itself after mission completion.
(From Kill Decision [2012] by Daniel  Suarez)
Tele-Photophonic Attachment
A device that permits a telephone funnel to see as well as hear.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Telephone Funnel
A kind of two-way public loudspeaker.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Open-Air Moving Picture Shows
Public news outlets
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
An alien with a human-like shape and appearance.
(From Homo Sol [1941] by Isaac  Asimov)
Ray gun
A weapon that projects a beam of destructive force.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Rubber Hoof
Silent running for robot horses.
(From The Warlock in Spite of Himself [1969] by Christopher  Stasheff)
Rubber Soled Feet
Silent padding for clanky robots.
(From Reason [1941] by Isaac  Asimov)
Energy Converter
Massive unit on the sunside of Mercury converts heat into energy, and beams it around the solar system.
(From Runaround [1942] by Isaac  Asimov)
A small opening in a space helmet for food insertion.
(From The Starfox [1965] by Poul  Anderson)
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FURO Waitress Robot
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Amazing Solar Impulse Completes Night Flight
12,000 solar panels cover its 64 meter wingspan; one-quarter of the weight of the plane is accounted for by the lithium batteries that powered it at night. (re: John W. Campbell)

Computational Journalism The Homeostatic Newspaper
The use of computers in the otherwise human task of news writing and dissemination. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Terahertz Remote Sensing Detectors
These sensors could see through walls, containers and clothing from hundreds of feet away. (re: Doc Smith)

Ikaros Solar Sail Works!
Ikaros has generated the biggest acceleration through photon during interplanetary flight in history. (re: Jack Vance)

Pharmed Blood Is DARPA's Tru Blood
We are basically mimicking bone marrow in a lab environment. (re: Charlaine Harris)

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