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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.

Soon, Your Tesla Will Follow You Like A Pet
'... follow him as faithfully as a well-trained hound.' - John Brunner, 1975. (11/9/2018)
Chinese Watrix Gait Recognition Watching You Always
'... those pesky gait-recognition cameras.' - Cory Doctorow, 2008. (11/7/2018)
FlexPai Foldable Phone By Royole
'...A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled.' - William Gibson, 1986. (11/5/2018)
Oh Yes, We're Building The Rotating Tower In Dubai
'Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time.' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (11/3/2018)
Bioreactor Helps Legless Frogs Get Their Jump Back
'An alien drug... Used by an insect race... It can repair bones and organs. It can grow new tissue." - Clifford Simak, 1961 (11/3/2018)
Xinhua AI Anchor Puts CGI Face To Automated News
'...a congeries of software agents.' - William Gibson, 1996. (11/1/2018)
Wirewax Watching You Watch, Adjusting Your Experience
'He adjusted the n, the r and b knobs, and hopefully anticipated a turn for the better...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (10/30/2018)
LawGeex AI Beats 20 Top Lawyers
'The Law Society has strict rules on the use of pseudo-intelligent software - terrified of putting... its members out of work.' - Greg Egan, 1991. (10/29/2018)
ROAM Robotics Skiing Exoskeleton
'The real genius in the design is that you don't have to control the suit; you just wear it...' - Robert Heinlein, 1959. (10/28/2018)
MIT Headset Lets You Communicate Without Speaking
'The subvocal read nerve signals, letting her enter words by just beginning to will them...' - David Brin, 1990. (10/26/2018)
Exploring Oceans Across The Solar System
'Black liquid flashed past the turbotís infrared eyes.' - Michael Swanwick, 2002. (10/24/2018)
SWEEPER Robot Peter Piper Picking Peppers
'... little machines, that went from plant to plant, apparently on caterpillar tracks, cutting off the ripe fruit.' Otfrid von Hanstein, 1935. (10/22/2018)
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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)
Undersea City
A great city under the sea, covered by a crystal dome.
(From The Crystal City Under the Sea [1895] by Andre  Laurie)
Flexible Sprung Boots
Boots designed to be flexible when walking, but upon a hard step, will have a spring characteristic.
(From Inherit the Stars [1977] by James P.  Hogan)
Identification Beacon
Radio pulse to identify orbiting craft.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Heliocar
Ground vehicle that can also lift off like a helicopter.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
FTL
Abbreviation for "faster than light".
(From The Enchanted Forest [1950] by Fritz  Leiber)
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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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