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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.

Sketching Robots May Displace Starving Artists
Jeez, robots, leave us with something. (8/21/2016)
Three Clues To Limb Regeneration
'Forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to regrow his lost fingers...' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (8/20/2016)
Soft Caterpillar Robot Powered By Light
'the spread-out "puddle" shape she used for soaking up sun...' - Rudy Rucker, 1997. (8/19/2016)
Converting Low Temp Waste Heat To Electricity
'Our civilisation was dying in its own waste heat.' (8/18/2016)
Flex Robot Surgeon - Let's Hope You're Sedated
There are other insertion points, right, Neo? (8/17/2016)
Liquid Metal Terminator Development Hums Right Along
More research is needed - check! (8/16/2016)
Kiwi Dominos Drone Pizza Delivery
If you can deliver diapers, you can deliver pizzas. (8/15/2016)
MIT Robot Helps Out In Delivery Room
Oooee nooomaa oooee. And you thought today's doctors were hard to understand. (8/14/2016)
Self-Healing Textiles! Say Goodbye To Torn Jeans
'The constant renewal of the fibers, repairing any faults...' - JG Ballard, 1970. (8/13/2016)
Fleets Of Ford Autonomous Cars In 5 Years
'He urgently addressed the vehicle's AI."Can't we go any faster?' - Allan Dean Foster, 2006. (8/12/2016)
Electric Head Patch Helps PTSD Patients
'Don't confuse this with the little ten amp neurosis models.' - Robert Sheckley, 1956. (8/11/2016)
MEDi Robot Calms The Nervous Patient
'Specially programmed stabilizing surrogate devices.' - Anne McCaffrey, 1990. (8/10/2016)
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Filing Crystal
Part kiosk, part storage system.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Goat/Spider Silk
High tensile strength fibers from - goats.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
Email Shirt
See your email on your shirt.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
Self-Cleaning Gym Suit
Removes the source of odor.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret  Atwood)
Image-Amps
Boost the signal from the eyes to see in the dark.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William  Gibson)
Pail of Air
A small bucket filled with (liquid) air.
(From A Pail of Air [1951] by Fritz  Leiber)
Slug
An underwater "barge", consisting of a giant tube for transporting oil.
(From Dragon in the Sea [1956] by Frank  Herbert)
Wimp Vault
Lots of spare bodies.
(From Millenium [1983] by John  Varley)
Morgue (Recall Stage)
Storage and retrieval of frozen bodies.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Discorporaphone
For speaking with the electronic dead.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Discorporate Sector
An electronic afterlife.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Automatic Cultivators
Agricultural robots.
(From Piracy Preferred [1930] by John W.  Campbell)
Light-Absorbing Paint
Space stealth!
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Satellite Photography for Surveillance
Use of pictures taken from near Earth orbit for reconnaissance in a military operation.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Placental Decanters
Perfect human bodies with control implants for remote use.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James  Tiptree, Jr.)
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Ten Years Ago In Technovelgy

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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