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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,400 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 4,100 Science Fiction in the News articles.

New Video Of Arducorder Mini Open Source Science Tricorder
Perfect for exploring our planet. (9/28/2014)
E-Delicious Machine A Food-Tasting Robot
'Why the nuisance of bringing food to the mouth to taste?'- Anthony Boucher, 1943. (9/27/2014)
Nexus 6 Phone Vs. Nexus-6 Android Comparison
'Ten million possible combinations of cerebral activity'- Philip K. Dick, 1968. (Includes a preview of Nexus-7!) (9/26/2014)
Robot Handwriting Via App Better Than Yours
Don't get caught with fake handwriting. Use the best robot handwriting. (9/25/2014)
MIT's Latest Biosuit For Fashionable Astronauts
'You'd need a space suit to make any kind of a successful trip outdoors.'- Manly Wade Wellman, 1947. (9/24/2014)
Diamond Nanothreads For Space Elevators?
'Continuous pseudo-one dimensional diamond crystal.'- Arthur C. Clarke. (9/23/2014)
3D Printing With Moon Regolith Simulant (Moon Dust)
Don't forget, it costs about 5k dollars to lift one pound up from Earth. A penny saved is a penny earned. (9/22/2014)
Liquid Metal Technology Now Exists
'A mimetic poly-alloy.' John Cameron, 1991. (9/21/2014) Virtual Nurse Will See You Soon
The virtual nurse is IN. (9/20/2014)
China's Crab Walker Robot Tank In Firing Mode
'The mechanism was to consist of eighteen segments, each equiped with a pair of legs...'- Jack Vance, 1964. (9/19/2014)
'Hello, Computer!' Intel's Core M Catches Up To Scotty
Scotty's impulse to talk was right, it seems. (9/18/2014)
Visual Speech Recognition - When Will HAL Read Lips For Real?
Will computers be able to read lips? (9/17/2014)
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Nexus-7 Android
The next version after the Nexus-6.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K.  Dick)
Android Safety Mechanism
A device that temporarily incapacitates an android.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K.  Dick)
Orbiting Factories
Manufacturing centers in orbit around the Earth.
(From The Fountains of Paradise [1978] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Alien Zoo
A zoo that brings together plants and animals from many planets.
(From The Dosadi Experiment [1977] by Frank  Herbert)
Smoke Jets (Air Leak Detection)
A means of determining the location of air leaks in a building built on an airless moon.
(From The Great Dome of Mercury [1932] by Leo  Zagat)
Floating Castle
A vast building floating freely above the land surface of Ringworld.
(From Ringworld [1970] by Larry  Niven)
Ownership of Machines
Who will own the machines that produce material abundance?
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Dressing Machines
Semi-autonomous guided devices that could dress a person in ordinary clothing.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Gas Station
An entirely automated station for dispensing fuel to consumer vehicles.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
A drug that breaks down the ability of the brain to perceive space and physical objects properly, or in sequence; a new universe opens.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Floating Building
An apartment building that floats a few feet off the ground.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
EEG-Gram Projection
Detection of unique characteristics at a distance.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
Spacelanes Traffic Jam
Fanciful description of commuters in space.
(From Sales Pitch [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
A robotic butler.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry  Harrison)
A small telephone that has a screen to show pictures.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K.  Dick)
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Dogs Sniff For Cancer
Overall, the dogs had a 41% success rate. (re: John Brunner).

Motosk8 - Next Best Thing To Tele-Motor-Coasters
While not made by Acme, this device looks like something that Wile E. Coyote might try. (re: Hugo Gernsback)

Boudreaux - Extra Vehicular Activity Robotic Assistant
Recently put to the test in the Mars-like Utah desert, Boudreaux is programmed to follow astronauts on its own. (re: Ray Bradbury)

Flag of the Solar System Created
The unity of the Solar system is symbolised by the longer beams of Sun, which run accross all the circles. (re: Gene Roddenberry)

SpaceShipOne - The First Strato-Yacht?
Pilot Brian Binnie successfully took the privately owned spacecraft SpaceShipOne high enough to win the X Prize. (re: Robert Heinlein)

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