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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 3,600 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the Dictionary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 6,100 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Your Martian Dream Home, Made By Fungi
'... it was the cheapest building material known.' - Larry Niven, 1968. (5/5/2022)
The Dune Ornithopter, Movie And Book
'The wings were at full spread-rest, their delicate metal interleavings extended.' Frank Herbert, 1965. (5/3/2022)
100X Improvement In DNA Information Storage
'A record that wouldn't get lost and couldn't be destroyed.' Barbara Hambly, 1982. (5/1/2022)
NASA 'Holoports' Doctor Onto Space Station
Star Trek Voyager Emergency Medical Hologram (4/29/2022)
Should We Train AIs To Imagine A Future Of Horrific Disasters
'LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE.' - Harlan Ellison, 1967. (4/27/2022)
Mouth Haptics Invented By Frederik Pohl In 1965, CMU Now Has Prototype
'What he got was indeed a kiss. It was disconcerting. No kissing lips were visible.' - Frederik Pohl, 1965. (4/25/2022)
Two Towns Linked By Sculpture Portal In Real Time
'I am the Guardian of Forever.' - Gene Roddenberry, 1967. (4/23/2022)
3D Printed Robotic Tentacles
'... articulate ropes of steel dangling' - HG Wells, 1898. (4/21/2022)
Update: Musk Doubles Down On Optimus Prime Humanoid Robot
'I shall introduce myself. I am R. Daneel Olivaw... I am a robot. Were you not told?' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (4/19/2022)
Elon Musk: Production Of Robotaxis In 2024
'How about the steering wheel... I don't need one.' - David Keller, 1935. (4/17/2022)
True Crime Live Podcasting In Fiction
'And loving it too, those millions. Bloodthirsty to the last one of them.' - Harl Vincent, 1939. (4/15/2022)
AI Employment Decision Software Reconsidered By California Lawmakers
'They had screwed up and been blacklisted by Manna. They were back living with their parents or sleeping on the sofa with a friend.' - Marshall Brain, 2002. (4/13/2022)
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Ray-Pistol
An early version of the raygun.
(From The War of the Planets [1929] by Harl  Vincent)
Space-Tent
A small, portable air-tight structure used on the lunar surface.
(From The Lunar Chrysalis [1931] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Cosmoquake
Gravity waves ripple across the solar system.
(From Things Pass By [1945] by Murray  Leinster)
Magno-Bars
Electromagnet-tipped rods used by meteor miners to capture iron-rich asteroids in space.
(From The Meteor Miners [1935] by L.A.  Eshbach)
Meteor Swarm Mining
A fleet of ships hunting for meteoric iron - in space!
(From The Meteor Miners [1935] by L.A.  Eshbach)
Nutrient Gelatin Tank
Essential hardware for creating a new, improved humanity - isotope men!
(From The Isotope Men [1936] by Nat  Schachner)
Telepadion Instructor
A device that places an entire sensory experience directly into the brain.
(From An Adventure on Eros [1931] by J. Harvey  Haggard)
Aliens Speak English
The skeleton men of Mercury speak English, but have a good reason for it.
(From The Mines of Haldar [1934] by Maurice A.  Hugi)
Space-Sailor
A spaceman; someone who makes his living by voyaging in space.
(From The Star-Roamers [1933] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Folding Computer Terminal
A foldable pocket computer.
(From The Merchants of Souls [2002] by John  Barnes)
Etheric Propulsion-Vibrations
Faster-than-light travel.
(From The Star-Roamers [1933] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Checker-City
A city planned as a checker-board of alternating vegetation and buildings.
(From The Star-Roamers [1933] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Tubular Space-Gangway
A means of traversing the short distance between two ships in space.
(From The Star-Roamers [1933] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Belt Automatic-Equalizers
The wearer's experience of gravity will be just like Earth's.
(From The Star-Roamers [1933] by Edmond  Hamilton)
AI-Based Hiring and Firing
Letting a computer system handle the hiring and firing of employees.
(From Manna [2002] by Marshall  Brain)
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FURO Waitress Robot
FURO uses its sensors to detect when a customer comes near; it can even demonstrate friendly emotions to keep customers coming back. (Re: George Lucas)

Amazing Solar Impulse Completes Night Flight
12,000 solar panels cover its 64 meter wingspan; one-quarter of the weight of the plane is accounted for by the lithium batteries that powered it at night. (re: John W. Campbell)

Computational Journalism The Homeostatic Newspaper
The use of computers in the otherwise human task of news writing and dissemination. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Terahertz Remote Sensing Detectors
These sensors could see through walls, containers and clothing from hundreds of feet away. (re: Doc Smith)

Ikaros Solar Sail Works!
Ikaros has generated the biggest acceleration through photon during interplanetary flight in history. (re: Jack Vance)

Pharmed Blood Is DARPA's Tru Blood
We are basically mimicking bone marrow in a lab environment. (re: Charlaine Harris)

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