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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.

DJI Phantom Drone Now With GPS Blocking
'Workarounds were illegal and the fines were expensive...'- Greg Bear 2007. (1/27/2015)
OMOTE Face Hackers At Work Video
'...a video-manicuring program came on line.'- Bruce Sterling, 1985. (1/26/2015)
Vroom! Your Car Or Truck's Engine Noise Might Be Fake
'... a sound tape to supply the noise'- Robert Heinlein, 1985. (1/25/2015)
Care-O-Bot 4 Personal Service Robot
'Beside her moved a gleaming robant...'- Philip K. Dick, 1953. (1/24/2015)
Skin Wearable Harvests Power With Triboelectric Effect
'He had tightened the chest to gain maximum pumping action...'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (1/23/2015)
EDSAP Wearable Stroke Detection
'His Altec cephalochromoscope, around which he had built the pleasure part of his schedule...'- Philip K. Dick, 1977. (1/22/2015)
Brand Killer Helmet Blocks Real-Life Ads
'Some merely held the holos [ads] at arm's length.'- John Varley, 1977. (1/21/2015)
In Vivo Micromotors Powered By Stomach Acid
First in vivo study of artificial micromotors. (1/20/2015)
Synthetic 'Squid Skin' For Camouflage On The Way
'The small, chameleon-clad figures continued to advance.'- Gordon R. Dickson, 1960. (1/19/2015)
3D Printer 'Teleports' Objects Like Simak's Way Stations
'An entirely new being but exactly like the old one'- Clifford Simak, 1963. (1/18/2015)
Laser Etching Makes Metal Super-Hydrophobic
'The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.'- Frank Herbert, 1965. (1/17/2015)
Patient Walks Out With Fully Artificial Heart
'The throb of the robot pump gave him confidence...'- Philip K. Dick, 1960. (1/16/2015)
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Magnalloy
A durable form of magnesium.
(From The Cave of Horror [1930] by S.P.  Meek)
Shiftsuit
A form of adaptive camouflage gear.
(From Matadora [1986] by Steve  Perry)
Death Projector
Wide angle Ray of death!
(From The Stolen Mind [1930] by M.L.  Staley)
Multiverse
A set or series of universes in parallel with our own.
(From The Sundered Worlds [1963] by Michael  Moorcock)
Killer Robot
An autonomous robot made for the express purpose of killing living creatures.
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Visual Pattern Recognition
A robot's ability to respond to programmed visual stimulus
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Solar-Powered Robot
A robot powered by sunlight.
(From Rust [1939] by Joseph E.  Kelleam)
Vita-Light
A special form of bulb or light source that could keep people who were never exposed to the sun perfectly healthy.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Thought-receptor Vote-counting Machine
That's one way to do a plebiscite.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Telucid
A holographic projector.
(From If The Sun Died [1931] by R.F.  Starzl)
Ultra-Telescope Ray
A transporter Ray that works over interplanetary distances.
(From The Moon Weed [1931] by Harl  Vincent)
Control Disk

(From The Slave Ship From Space [1931] by A.R.  Holmes)
Metal Monster
A large robotic device with legs.
(From The Doom From Planet 4 [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Vision-Tube
A kind of seeing device like a short-range telescope.
(From The Doom From Planet 4 [1931] by Jack  Williamson)
Robot-Deranger
A device that confuses the cognitive functions of robots.
(From The Exile of Time [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
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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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