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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.

Airport Security Now Using Predator-Style Heat Vision Helmets
'Want some candy?' (11/23/2020)
'Black Friday' Online Shopping - In 1899!
'In your days they showed you a fashion-plate,' said the tailor, 'but this is our modern development.' HG Wells, 1899. (11/21/2020)
DARPA's Virtual Caves Explored By Virtual Robots
'If there's anything in here worth looking at, these pups'll find it.' - Ridley Scott, 2012. (11/19/2020)
Glass Dome Cities On Mars, Dreamed By Elon Musk
'They will have flung great arches and domes of glass above the wider spaces...' - HG Wells, 1905. (11/17/2020)
Kuka Robot 'Heidi' Paints With Artificial Intelligence
Robots make art for man. (11/15/2020)
Looking Glass Display Good Enough For Science Fiction, Fantasy
'The figure seemed to be swimming toward the surface.' - Roger Zelazny, 1981. (11/13/2020)
Do You Need The Entire Fembot? Maybe Just The Hand
'...Men don't want real women anymore. You and I are behind the times...' - Fritz Lieber, 1954. (11/11/2020)
3D Printing With Sunlight And Sand
'We made a crude, small cell and were delighted...' - John W. Campbell, 1950. (11/9/2020)
Samsung Gets Transparent Smartphone Patent
The Transparency of Things to Come (11/7/2020)
Monkey Gets A Bigger Brain, Thanks To Human Gene
'It's a madhouse! a madhouse!' - Planet of the Apes, 1968. (11/5/2020)
Solar Power Beamed From Space Studied By Brit Boffins
'Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from... the Sun.' - Murray Leinster, 1931. (11/3/2020)
Pandemic Entrepreneurs! Consider Robo Esso Robot Barista
'... the perpetual beam carved in the robot face of the bartender, the classic Irish grin.' - Alfred Bester, 1956. (11/1/2020)
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Glass Dome
Protective cover for cities.
(From A Modern Utopia [1905] by H.G.  Wells)
Autonomous Assassination Drone
A flying UAV that is self-guided to a target, destroys the target, and is capable of destroying itself after mission completion.
(From Kill Decision [2012] by Daniel  Suarez)
Tele-Photophonic Attachment
A device that permits a telephone funnel to see as well as hear.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Telephone Funnel
A kind of two-way public loudspeaker.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Open-Air Moving Picture Shows
Public news outlets
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Humanoid
An alien with a human-like shape and appearance.
(From Homo Sol [1941] by Isaac  Asimov)
Ray gun
A weapon that projects a beam of destructive force.
(From The Messiah of the Cylinders [1917] by Victor  Rousseau)
Rubber Hoof
Silent running for robot horses.
(From The Warlock in Spite of Himself [1969] by Christopher  Stasheff)
Rubber Soled Feet
Silent padding for clanky robots.
(From Reason [1941] by Isaac  Asimov)
Energy Converter
Massive unit on the sunside of Mercury converts heat into energy, and beams it around the solar system.
(From Runaround [1942] by Isaac  Asimov)
Anti-Robot Propaganda
Human activity against robots.
(From Liar [1941] by Isaac  Asimov)
Versificator
A device that composes words to music.
(From 1984 [1948] by George  Orwell)
Chowlock
A small opening in a space helmet for food insertion.
(From The Starfox [1965] by Poul  Anderson)
Visicastor
A person who presents video broadcasts.
(From Second Foundation [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Time Line
The sequence of events leading up to, and past, this moment.
(From Time Wants A Skeleton [1941] by Ross  Rocklynne)
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FURO Waitress Robot
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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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