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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.

Michelin Self-Sealing Tires On Ford's Explorer
'...a seal of compressed plastifoam to save the air.' - Jack Williamson, 1941. (7/7/2019)
Mushroom Eats Plastic, Saves Planet
Fungus Amongus, SaveUs! (7/5/2019)
Juggalo Face Paint Disrupts Facial Recognition
'... designed to foil facial recognition systems.' - Neal Stephenson, 2019 (7/3/2019)
Mojipic Smart Voice Vehicle Emojis
KITT, your move! (7/1/2019)
Unusual Twist On Woman Dates Robot
'My hearing, vision and awareness went along with that excellent imitation of a young Adonis...' - Manly Wade Wellman, 1938. (6/29/2019)
BrainNet Triple Telepathic Gaming Threat
'In the gloomy half-darkness the three idiots sat babbling.' Philip K Dick, 1956. (6/27/2019)
AVAS Noisemakers Required For EVs By EU
'...a sound tape to supply the noise of a soi-disant "[internal combustion]" engine...'- Robert Heinlein, 1985. (6/25/2019)
Pun Generation Via Neural Nets
'You said you wanted him to be able to distinguish between laugh-power in different gags...' - William Tenn, 1951. (6/23/2019)
Blood Battery Robotic Fish
'With one fluid motion, it surged forward, plunged, and was gone.'- Michael Swanwick, 2002. (6/21/2019)
Lightyear One Solar-Powered Electric Car (Design By Heinlein)
'It drew its power from six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940. (6/19/2019)
'Agression Detectors' Don't Work When Spying On Students
'The professional agitators had also learned how to modulate their voices below the danger level...' - Anne McCaffrey, 1973. (6/17/2019)
Mining Of Golden Asteroid Foretold In 1898 Science Fiction
'This must be a golden planet—this little asteroid.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (6/15/2019)
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VEIL
A wearable device used to foil facial recognition systems.
(From Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel [2019] by Neal  Stephenson)
OLED Body Film
Attaching or implanting flexible screen material to the body as decoration.
(From Waste Tide [2019] by Chen  Qiufan)
Vastening
It's hard to describe, but it's a robotic sense perception.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis  Padgett)
Pneumo-Slacks
Pants that make you look beefier.
(From The Proud Robot [1943] by Lewis  Padgett)
Space Tug
A small vessel used to maneuver other ships.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Seetee Blinker
A marker of contraterrene matter (antimatter) asteroids, to aid in interplanetary navigation.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Thermalarm Relays
Detects objects by their heat radiation, so space craft can maneuver around them.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Negative Safety-Field
A paragravity-based shield for space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Plastifoam
Used to seal large leaks in space craft.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Fire Storm
When clouds of antimatter dust encountered ordinary matter spaceships.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Space-Burned
Analogous to sun-burned.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Photophone
A line-of-sight communications device using light beams.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Dirigible Space Armor (Working Space Suits)
Heavy-duty space suits for mining work on asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Igloo-Shaped Space Shelter
Easy to set up on airless asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] by Jack  Williamson)
Asterite
A person who was born and lived amongst the asteroids.
(From Collision Orbit [1941] 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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