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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.

Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
'The planes flew continuously, twenty-four hours a day...' - EB White, 1950. (9/9/2019)
Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
'With a buzz... it started out on its journey.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (9/7/2019)
Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance.' - George Lucas, 1976. (9/5/2019)
Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
'It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.' - George Orwell, 1948. (9/3/2019)
A Floating Cosmodrome
'...a single perfectly level platform, which rose so high above the water that it was not splashed by the waves.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1930. (9/1/2019)
First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
'Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?' Quail asked. - Philip K. Dick, 1966. (8/29/2019)
Maintain Your Megastructure
Megastructures have repair robots, which have repair robots, ad infinitum. (8/27/2019)
Venezuelans Teaching Your Self-Driving Car
‘She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...’ Amitav Ghosh, 1995. (8/25/2019)
Robothread Robotic Worms Crawling Through Your Brain
Perfect for clot-busting in the human brain. No Raquel Welch and no lasers, though. (8/23/2019)
Vantablack BMW X6 Is Douglas Adams Approved
'It's so... black!' said Ford Prefect. - Douglas Adams, 1980. (8/21/2019)
Humanoid Robot's Muscles Biomimic Ours
'It is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature...' HG Wells, 1898. (8/19/2019)
Animatronic Robotic Baby Exposed
'The birth of Machine, my robot child...' - Henry Slesar, 1958. (8/17/2019)
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Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geofactor Shield
Protects the bearer against unwanted geofractor use.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geofractor
Device provides instantaneous teleportation of selected objects over vast distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Communicator
A small, pendant-shaped device that works to communicate over large distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Manmade Black Hole
Using the power of a hole in the continuum.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Floating Spherical Pool
Control of gravity permits mid-air pools of water.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Orbiting Casino Advertising Sign
The mightiest billboard in the Solar System!
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
New Moon Casino Satellite
An enormous artificial moon, it was far easier to get to than the Old Moon.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Chart Cabinet
Used in astrogation, this device can see the positions of stars and planets over a thousand year period.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Hall of Euthanasia
A place for (mostly) voluntary suicide.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Spacecraft Invisibility Electronics
A means of rendering a spacecraft invisible to detection by electromagnetic means.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Outbound Interplanetary Traffic
The rules of the spacelanes.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Atomic Torch
An atomic-powered cutting and welding tool.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geopeller
An atomic powered, miniaturized means of propulsion.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Visiwave
Even faster than ultrawave! a means of instantaneous communication over lightyear distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
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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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