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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.

Orbital Display's Low Earth Orbit Advertisements
'A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk.' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (11/1/2019)
Neuromorphic Computing Hardare
'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless...' - Edmond Hamilton, 1926. (10/29/2019)
Vascularized Human Skin 3D Printed
Hey Fishboy! Three days and you're out! (10/27/2019)
Trillionaires Still Earth-Bound
'I shall never forget the sight... when the yellow gleam of the precious metal appeared under the star dust.' - Garrett P. Serviss, 1898. (10/25/2019)
Digit V2 Bipedal Robot From Agility Robotics
Oh, and now I suppose someone will develop the robotic porch pirate. (10/23/2019)
3D Printed Dubai Building Is World's Largest
'This thing will start at one end of ...a house and build it complete to the other end, following drawings only.' - Murray Leinster, 1945. (10/21/2019)
Grow Plants On Moon Or Mars!
'In contrast to the airless desolation outside, the interior of this five-acre greenhouse was the one most desirable place to be.' Raymond Z. Gallun, 1951. (10/19/2019)
California Gets Shockwave Rider-Style Avoidance Zones
'It was cheaper to pay the refugees to go without up-to-the-minute equipment.' (10/17/2019)
Microbot Interstellar von Neumann Explorers
'Evidently they have never had a planet of their own...' - FE Hardart, 1940. (10/15/2019)
Hail SmartCan! Your Trash Bin Takes Itself Out
'...a waste can twenty feet away stirred into life.' - Harry Harrison, 1959. (10/13/2019)
Finally! Microsoft Surface Neo And Surface Duo Implement Excellent Courier Idea
'Runcible, whose pages were thicker and more densely packed with computational machinery...' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (10/11/2019)
Tap Strap 2 Now With Air Mouse
'He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (10/9/2019)
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Oddly canine, telepathic beast digs in asteroids for metal.
(From Beast of Space [1941] by F.E.  Hardart)
Fairy Digits (Tiny Waldoes)
Waldoes used for very fine work.
(From Waldo [1942] by Robert  Heinlein)
Mechanical replica of hands, that mimic the movements of actual human hands.
(From Microhands (Микроруки) [1931] by Boris  Zhitkov)
Robotic Eel
A five-foot long artificial eel, controlled by an operator.
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan  Beetlestone)
Eel Operator
A surgically modified human being able to operate a robotic eel
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan  Beetlestone)
Three Generation Work (Century Piece)
An artwork created by three consecutive generations of artists, in exactly one century.
(From The Sub-Standard Sardines [1949] by Jack  Vance)
A natural fiber that is as strong as steel.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack  Vance)
Emergency Space-Boat
An escape ship.
(From Revolt of the Star Men [1932] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
A small spacecraft used when abandoning the main ship.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray  Leinster)
Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
A small, pendant-shaped device that works to communicate over large distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Device provides instantaneous teleportation of selected objects over vast distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geofractor Shield
Protects the bearer against unwanted geofractor use.
(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)
Ship Hull Thermobatteries
Solar activated and charged batteries built into the hull of a spacecraft.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray  Leinster)
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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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