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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.

Will You Live To See EM Pulse Scattering By Ships Nearing Light Speed?
'...half a million kilometers away, the Stardrive went on.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953. (12/11/2017)
Jabil Integrated Textile Heart Monitoring
'Della's first present was an imipolex sweatshirt called a heartshirt…' Rudy Rucker, 1988. (12/10/2017)
Made In Space To Manufacture Optical Fiber In Orbit
'Mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (12/9/2017)
Dune Fans! Power Your Devices With Sweaty Shirts
Yet another power source from humans. (12/8/2017)
Orwell's Memory Hole Looms Larger Thanks To Nvidia
'All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.' - George Orwell, 1948. (12/7/2017)
Pipefish Robot Checks Pipes Cheap
Just like capsule endoscopy, but for bigger pipes. That go underground. (12/6/2017)
Nifty New SDS Space Debris Sensor For ISS
'Their radars... could easily pinpoint the debris of the early Space Age.' Arthur C. Clarke, 1978. (12/5/2017)
NanoRacks Space Station Module Concept Validated
Space junk into space architecture. (12/4/2017)
Nuclear Drones Could Fly For Years
'I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. (12/3/2017)
SciFiQ Science Fiction Writing Aid
'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.' - George Orwell, 1948. (12/2/2017)
Robot Only Faster, Not Better, At Recycling
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.' - Harry Harrison, 1956. (12/1/2017)
Poland Starts With 1000 Warmate 'Suicide Drones'
'Royal Security had told the pods to electrocute you or blast you into chum.' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (11/24/2017)
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Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger  Zelazny)
Nurse Drone
A larger flying platform to provide power to smaller drones.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal  Stephenson)
Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.
(From The Velvet Glove [1956] by Harry  Harrison)
Oxygen Concentrator
Gathers oxygen from a thin atmosphere until it is breathable, supporting life.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Suspensine
Slows biological functions enough to survive in airless space - for a time.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Windmill Mast
Enclosed machinery in large masts powers ships.
(From A Journey In Other Worlds [1894] by John Jacob  Astor IV)
Oxygen Space Flare
A flare that burns inside a glass bulb with oxygen.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Asteroid From Outside Solar System
An asteroid or similar body that comes from outside the solar system; an interstellar body.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Electronic Analogue of Living Brain
Imposing the abilities of a human brain into a computer
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik  Pohl)
Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.
(From Q.U.R. [1943] by Anthony  Boucher)
Laws Against Human Drivers
The idea that autonomous vehicles should be the only cars on the road, for safety.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Positronic Motor
A combination of motor and brain; an engine with a cerebellum and a carburetor.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Autonomous Car Intercommunication
Automatic cars talk to each other about everything.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Automatobus
An autonomous or self-driving bus seating a number of people.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Self-Cleaning Autonomous Car
An automatic vehicle that keeps itself clean.
(From Sally [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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