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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.

Swarm Of Mindless Robots Works Together
'Very tiny pseudo insects that... can unite to form a superordinate system.' - Stanislaw Lem, 1954 (5/17/2018)
SpotMini Robot Dog, Autonomous And On Sale In 2019
Great, an autonomous slamhound. (5/15/2018)
RoboFly Is Laser-Powered, Adorable
Don't swat this fly! (5/13/2018)
MSG Sphere Las Vegas, ala Star Wars
'The smoky globe, hung in the vault, was shot with colored light...' - Samuel R. Delany, 1966. (5/11/2018)
Tetraplegics Dominate Avatar Races
Well, just speaking brain-to-computer... (5/9/2018)
MIT Ampli Blocks Build Biomedical Devices
Damn it Spock, I'm a doctor not an engineer! (5/7/2018)
UberAIR Asks For Skytaxi Landing Prototypes
I'd rather just call one to my front yard, please. (5/5/2018)
Boring Tunnel Almost Ready
Your underground future is almost here! (5/3/2018)
Handheld Human Skin Printer
It outputs a thin wad of uniflesh. (5/1/2018)
Healthy Fast Food Courtesy Of Robot Chefs
'The electric cook was stirring empty nothing in a pan, with a zeal worthy a dozen eggs.' - Elizabeth Bellamy, 1899. (4/30/2018)
Mass Production Of In Vitro Meat From One Sample
They're Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing (4/27/2018)
Amazing 'Hybrid' Solar-Powered Sea Slug Does Photosynthesis
Thank goodness for Star Trek. (4/24/2018)
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Confinement Asteroid
A place where asteroid miner's babies stay to experience some needed gravity.
(From At the Bottom of a Hole [1966] by Larry  Niven)
Psycho-History
The application of psychology to historical data.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Antigravity Globe Arena
A spherical arena for wrestling.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Hypnosis Ray
Eases the words of dictators into the minds of the credulous.
(From Beyond All Weapons [1941] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Sleep Destroying Field
Causes lack of sleep.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore  Sturgeon)
Automatic Refueling Screen
Repels objects that are too big, and gathers small ones for fuel.
(From Biddiver [1941] by Theodore  Sturgeon)
Delayed Action Stereoscopic Principle
Distinguishing far off space craft by relative speed against the fixed stars.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Robert  Heinlein)
Space Rush
The Outer Space equivalent of the gold rush.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat  Schachner)
Asteroid Lanes
Regular routes traversed by asteroids.
(From Jurisdiction [1941] by Nat  Schachner)
Spaceways
A set route though space.
(From Shambleau [1933] by C.L.  Moore)
Generate New Phone Number
A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.
(From Press Enter [1984] by John  Varley)
Transparent Platisplasm Cage
A replacement framework for a body joint - in this case, the shoulder.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Pilot Beam
A signalling device that space craft in orbit descending to Earth could home in on and land.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Murray  Leinster)
No Steering Wheel Autonomous Car
An autonomous vehicle without a wheel for human drivers.
(From The Living Machine [1935] by David H.  Keller)
Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger  Zelazny)
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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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