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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.

Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
'A long trail of dead, he thought, left across the stars...' - Clifford Simak, 1963. (3/20/2018)
New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
'In Bob Arctor's living room his thousand dollar custom-quality cephscope crafted by Altec...' - Philip K. Dick, 1977. (3/18/2018)
Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
'The miles of relays and photocells had given way to the spongy globe of platinum iridium about the size of the human brain.' - Isaac Asimov, 1941. (3/17/2018)
Physicists Try To Turn Light Into Matter
If E=mc squared, then... m=E/c squared! (3/16/2018)
Save Your Brain's Connectome, Upload Yourself Elsewhere
'You've got remote storage. How regular is the update?' - Richard Morgan, 2003. (3/15/2018)
TMS Decreases Belief In God, Increases Belief In Immigrants
'... Setting up the same currents, the same basic ideas, in them all.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1938. (3/14/2018)
Loomo Mini Transporter Robot Companion You Ride On
'Slowly the [robot] horse raised its head, wiggled its ears, blinked twice, gave a tentative whinny.' - Christopher Stasheff, 1969. (3/13/2018)
Soft Robotics - Now With 3D Printed Sensors!
'A series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone...' - Roger Zelazny, 1966. (3/12/2018)
AI Tool Lynx Insight And The Cybernetic Newsroom
'The structure,... was once a great homeostatic newspaper, the New York Times. It printed itself directly below us...' - Philip K. Dick, 1963. (3/11/2018)
Espresso Telescope Searches For Exoplanets
'These instruments were the wonderful ones our astronomers had perfected.' - Edmond Hamilton, 1936. (3/10/2018)
Dune Fans! Metal-Organic Frameworks Make Science Fiction Real
'Dew collectors,' he muttered, enchanted by the simple beauty of such a scheme. - Frank Herbert, 1965. (3/9/2018)
Manned Maneuvering Unit From 1984
'The glittering little rocket bolted to the black iron behind him.' - Jack Williamson, 1933. (3/8/2018)
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Transparent Platisplasm Cage
A replacement framework for a body joint - in this case, the shoulder.
(From Babel-17 [1966] by Samuel R.  Delany)
Pilot Beam
A signalling device that space craft in orbit descending to Earth could home in on and land.
(From Methuselah's Children [1941] by Murray  Leinster)
No Steering Wheel Autonomous Car
An autonomous vehicle without a wheel for human drivers.
(From The Living Machine [1935] by David H.  Keller)
Multi-View Surveillance Display
Lots of different video sources combined into one display.
(From This Moment of the Storm [1966] by Roger  Zelazny)
Nurse Drone
A larger flying platform to provide power to smaller drones.
(From The Diamond Age [1995] by Neal  Stephenson)
Vehicle Sleep Sensor
Better stay awake, the machines know if you're sleeping.
(From The Velvet Glove [1956] by Harry  Harrison)
Oxygen Concentrator
Gathers oxygen from a thin atmosphere until it is breathable, supporting life.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Slows biological functions enough to survive in airless space - for a time.
(From Duel on Syrtis [1951] by Poul  Anderson)
Windmill Mast
Enclosed machinery in large masts powers ships.
(From A Journey In Other Worlds [1894] by John Jacob  Astor IV)
Oxygen Space Flare
A flare that burns inside a glass bulb with oxygen.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Asteroid From Outside Solar System
An asteroid or similar body that comes from outside the solar system; an interstellar body.
(From Brigands of the Moon [1930] by Ray  Cummings)
Electronic Analogue of Living Brain
Imposing the abilities of a human brain into a computer
(From The Tunnel Under The World [1955] by Frederik  Pohl)
Royalties For Imitation Learning Subjects
A payment to people who are used as subjects for imitation learning by robots.
(From Q.U.R. [1943] by Anthony  Boucher)
Laws Against Human Drivers
The idea that autonomous vehicles should be the only cars on the road, for safety.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Positronic Motor
A combination of motor and brain; an engine with a cerebellum and a carburetor.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
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Planetary Parks Proposed For Mars Conservatio
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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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