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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.

Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators
'... forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to ... erase the other internal-external damage.' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (12/6/2018)
Flying Dragon Robot Transforms In Mid-Air
Terrific prototype video. (12/5/2018)
Negative Matter Fluid Theorized In New Paper
'Of course, being negative matter, when you push it, it comes toward you..' - Robert Forward, 1992. (12/4/2018)
Grow Structures Upon Planetfall - Myco-Architecture
'They'll also start pulling in gases and liquids from the local atmosphere...' - Greg Bear, 2015. (12/2/2018)
MXene Hydrogel Skin For Robots Flexes And Senses
'The plastex swam and whirled like boiling toothpaste...' - JG Ballard, 1962. (12/1/2018)
EXPLORER, The First Total-Body Scanner
'The object is built up of an infinite series of plane layers, at the focus of the ray...' - Jack Williamson, 1930. (11/30/2018)
UK Police AI To Stop Criminals Before They Strike
'... the computing mechanisms that studied and restructured the incoming material.' - Philip K. Dick, 1956. (11/29/2018)
Sonitus Audio Interface Positioned Beyond The Noise
'... an instrument having relatively small bit pieces adapted to be gripped between the teeth.' - Hugo Gernsback, 1923. (11/28/2018)
Volvo's Self-Driving Mining Trucks
'A procession of automatic ore carts was racing over the bleak slag' - Philip K. Dick, 1955 (11/27/2018)
Audi Pop.Up Autonomous Electric Flying Car
'The cab was an egg-shaped bubble of light metals and plastics...' - James Blish, 1957. (11/26/2018)
Music Not Impossible (MNI) Vibrotactile Wearable Experience
Don't you want to experience the 'feely' effects? (11/25/2018)
Chinese Face Recognition Mistakes Bus Ad For Jaywalker
'... the imprint of her image on the telephoto cell.' - Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (11/24/2018)
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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)
Home Ad Blocker
Device insulates house against intrusion by 3D advertisements.
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred  Bester)
Cushion Fence
Gentle force field
(From The Computer Connection [1974] by Alfred  Bester)
Fruit-Picking Machine
An humanoid machine for automatic fruit picking.
(From The Hidden Colony [1935] by Otfrid  von Hanstein)
Automated Factory
A factory that works entirely automatic, without human guidance.
(From The Hidden Colony [1935] by Otfrid  von Hanstein)
Conscious Farm Machines
Farm machinery that worked on their own.
(From The Hidden Colony [1935] by Otfrid  von Hanstein)
Emotion Meter
A device for empirically determining human emotion.
(From The Emotion Meter [1935] by W. Varick  Nevins, III)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
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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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