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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.

Matrix Sentinel Ancestor, The Pipe Inspector Robot From Krakow
Watch out, Keanu! (2/15/2017)
Auto-Focus Smart Glasses Have Liquid Lenses
'Hufhuf oil held in static tension by an enclosing force field within a viewing tube...' - Frank Herbert, 1965. (2/14/2017)
Robotic Physician Assistant Has Steady 'Hands'
'You turned the screws below and the prongs moved... with caliper slowness, minuteness and precision.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1939. (2/13/2017)
Roboy 3DPrinted Humanoid Robot
'A robot child that would be reared within the bosom of a human family...' - Henry Slesar, 1958. (2/12/2017)
Robird Flapping Wing Drones Keep Airports Safe
'Mitch heard a rasping, flacketing buzz, like a big insect...' - Greg Bear, 2003. (2/11/2017)
3D Printed Fashion - Plastirobes And Transdresses
'... dial a new fashion every day!' - Niven and Barnes, 1992. (2/10/2017)
Robotic Lawn Mower Powered By Sun, Arduino
'The mower reached the edge of the lawn, clucked to itself like a contented hen...' - Clifford Simak, 1944. (2/9/2017)
Google Perfects 'Blade Runner-style' Photo Details
'Pull back... stop... enhance 57-19...' - Blade Runner, 1982. (2/8/2017)
Pokerbot Libratus Learns To Lie (Bluff)
'Lying's a vital part of your psychological defense system - you're naked without it!' - Red Dwarf (2/7/2017)
Otto Autonomous Robot Trucks Run Into... Legal Snag
'They were automatic trucks such as are used for making deliveries...' - Miles J. Breuer, 1932. (2/6/2017)
Tiny Drones With Sticky Feet Pollinate Flowers Now
'The Scarab rubbed its hind legs together...' - Raymond Z Gallun, 1936 (2/5/2017)
ThreeForm 3D Scans And Digitally Simulates Customer Fashion
'...A miracle of misapplied engineering caused his own face to appear on the illustrated figures dressed in trooper red.' - Harry Harrison, 1965. (2/4/2017)
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Magnetic Boots
Special footgear holds spacemen to the metal deck in spite of the lack of gravity.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Keyboard With Changing Keys
A computer keyboard with keys faced with little displays, so the label could change based on the application or language.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C.  Clarke)
Plasta-Skin
Artificial Skin
(From Star Rangers (The Last Planet) [1953] by Andre  Norton)
Off-World
Not of Earth.
(From Judgement Night [1943] by C.L.  Moore)
Mechanical Men
Remote controlled robots used to perform dangerous work.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Personal Metallic Record Disc
A stamped metal record that contains all of a person's data in a convenient form.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Electro-Culturer
A device used to artificially stimulate cell growth and development.
(From The Ancient Brain [1929] by A.G.  Stangland)
Teleview
A device for seeing at a distance.
(From The Phantom Teleview [1929] by Bob  Olsen)
Manufactured Planet
Is that a moon - or a space station?
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S.  Aldinger)
Spaceship Garden
A fully-enclosed garden on a spaceship producing edible foodstuffs.
(From The Heritage of the Earth [1932] by Harley S.  Aldinger)
Pent House
An island in the sky - a hermetically sealed skyscraper isolated entirely from its surroundings.
(From The Pent House [1932] by David H.  Keller)
Living Space Ship
A space ship made of a living substance, in this case cellulose.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray  Leinster)
First Contact
The initial encounter with a non-human race.
(From Proxima Centauri [1935] by Murray  Leinster)
Time Stream
The total sequence of events considered as a kind of flow.
(From Time Stream [1931] by John  Taine)
Mutation
An organism that has come into being through genetic mutation.
(From The Man Who Evolved [1931] by Edmond  Hamilton)
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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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