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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.

Turing's Nose - Was That Scent Real Or Artificial?
'Rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender...' - Aldous Huxley, 1932. (4/29/2016)
Xian'er Buddhist Monk Robot
'Getting to his feet he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth...' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (4/29/2016)
AnBot Security Robot WILL Tase You, Bro
Michael Crichton right again. (4/28/2016)
A Baker's Dozen Of Autonomous Car-Related Revolutions
'Old people began to cross the continent in their own cars.' - David H. Keller, 1935. (4/27/2016)
Hover Camera - Unfold Drone, Shoot Selfie
'He set his camera to follow him...' - Karen Traviss, 2004. (4/27/2016)
Would You Date A Robot? 1 in 4 Say 'Yes'!
'My hands touched a great keyboard, whence, perfect through long practice, I could direct lifelike motion.' - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (4/26/2016)
Sophia, The Personable Robot From Hanson Robotics.
'The de luxe model... has fifty different facial expressions...' - Fritz Lieber, 1954. (4/26/2016)
Swimming, Slithering Snake Robot
John Connor, how do you feel about swimming snakes? (4/25/2016)
The First 'Drone Cafe' Started By Dutch Students
'It was a smooth ovoid floating a few inches from the floor...'- H. Beam Piper, 1962. (4/24/2016)
Astronaut Tim Peake Completes Space Marathon
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses...' - Murray Leinster, 1953. (4/23/2016)
Aerojet Rocketdyne 'Ion Drive' To Reach The Asteroids? (Update!)
'It has its own ion drive...' - Jack Williamson, 1947. (4/22/2016)
Beatie Wolfe's Album Is A Deck Of NFC Cards
'The greater trumps ready to step right out through those glistening surfaces.' - Roger Zelazny, 1970. (4/21/2016)
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Air Renewal
Re-oxygenating the air within the projectile spacecraft.
(From From the Earth to the Moon [1867] by Jules  Verne)
Chlorophane
Similar to chlorophyll but synthetic and far more efficient.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Air-Restorer Capsule
A device that re-oxygenates air in space suits.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Stellene
A tough, transparent material used to make domes or even spacecraft.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Space Bubble (Bubb)
An inflatable spacecraft.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Sun-Powered Ionic Drive Motor
A rocket propulsion system that takes solar energy to power an ion drive.
(From The Planet Strappers [1961] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Bergenholm Drive
A device that renders a spaceship free of inertia.
(From Triplanetary [1934] by E.E. 'Doc'  Smith)
Trumps
Magical Tarot cards that permitted both communication and transportation.
(From Nine Princes in Amber [1970] by Roger  Zelazny)
Transkin
A hooded protective suit worn on Venus.
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
Thermide
A chemical which, added to water, boiled and sterilized it instantly.
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
Ironing Robot
A robot that smooths the wrinkles out of clothing.
(From Iron [1972] by Mikhail  Mikheev)
Mudshoes
Footgear specialized for the semisolid soil of Venus
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
Xixtline
Venusian drug provides a rejuvenate effect.
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
Flame-Pistol
Incinerates everything in its path.
(From Parasite Planet [1935] by Stanley G.  Weinbaum)
Radio Meteor Detector
A device carried by space ships that could detect meteors in space early enough to avoid them.
(From Islands of Space [1931] by John W.  Campbell)
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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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