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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 3,200 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 5,800 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Beat Covid-19 With AIR By MicroClimate - At Last I Get My PAPR
More than just a bubble. (9/7/2020)
Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
The Look of Things To Come. HG Wells, 1936. (9/5/2020)
Metalenses Now Reconfigurable With Liquid Crystal
'Hufhuf oil held in static tension...' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (9/3/2020)
'Alexa For Residential' A Landlord's Dream (Tenant's Nightmare?)
'...unseen mechanical entities... that are in our very midst. One of them following each of us.' - Philip K. Dick, 1960. (9/1/2020)
Gather Ye Moonrocks While Ye May
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite.' - Nat Schachner, 1941. (8/29/2020)
InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle Gets Air (Video)
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (8/27/2020)
Rid Thyself Of Ads On The Newsbox
'Can't we scramble that commercial?' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (8/25/2020)
A.I. Jesus Proclaims Machine Gospel
'... he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth; inside he put a dime into the slot and dialed at random.' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (8/23/2020)
Google's Remixed 'Your News Update' ala Heinlein, Clarke, Pohl
'Perhaps we had better use the soundtrack and let it hunt.' Robert Heinlein, 1941. (8/21/2020)
iSphere Plastique Fantastique Face Mask Alternative
'Among these were some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1931. (8/19/2020)
Inkjet-Printed Wearable Solar Cells
Ultra-thin wearable organic photovoltaic material. (8/17/2020)
NDB Nuclear Waste Battery Lasts A Lifetime
'Trillions of units of power could be compressed thus into an inch-square cube of what looked like blue-white ice.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1940. (8/15/2020)
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Gom Jabbar
A needle with deadly poison, used to test for humans.
(From Dune [1965] by Frank  Herbert)
Stone Burner
Atomic weapon which burrows deep into a planet; its radiation also attacks selected nerve tissues.
(From Dune Messiah [1969] by Frank  Herbert)
Alcatraz of Space
A planetoid prison.
(From Reunion on Ganymede [1938] by Clifford  Simak)
Robotic Animals
Artificial animals created using robotic elements.
(From Reunion on Ganymede [1938] by Clifford  Simak)
Comsole (Home Communications Console)
A home computer, connected to data services.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Painted Masks
Children choose to decorate otherwise uniform equipment masks.
(From Red Planet [1949] by Robert  Heinlein)
Pacification Drones
Surveillance drones that emit calming notes.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
Sloth Pill
A medication to induce a kind of somnolence like short-term hibernation; used in air travel.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
Analogue Treatment
Hypnotic drug treatment that normalizes behavior in humans.
(From Ticket to Anywhere [1952] by Damon  Knight)
Aero
A flying bus.
(From What Not: A Prophetic Comedy [1918] by Rose  Macaulay)
Burner Modem
A connection device that can be thrown away if necessary.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
DNA Swab Palate
Adheres to the palate, and provides false material for DNA swabs.
(From The Breach [2020] by M.T.  Hill)
Basic Robot Personality
Providing simple personalities to robots.
(From Simultaneous Worlds [1938] by Nat  Schachner)
Treatment of Extramundane Aborigines
Laws for aliens on their own planet.
(From Symbiotica [1943] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Scuttle-bot
An all-purpose surveillance robot that climbed rather than flew.
(From Hella [2020] by David  Gerrold)
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Suspended Animation Works in Lab (With Nematodes)
It is possible to put nematode embryos in a state of suspended animation for a few hours with no apparent ill effects. (re: Philip Frances Nowlan)

Taekwondo Robot Fighting In South Korea
Taekwondo robots will demonstrate their robotic martial arts skills in South Korea in October, 2010. (re: Roger Zelazny)

Charlie Health Care Robot For Kiwis
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EMIEW2 Roller Skating Robot
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