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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.

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
Now they're kind of cute, right? (6/13/2016)
Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
Don't try to boost everything from the surface of the Earth. (6/13/2016)
Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
'Any work a human being does around a house.' - Robert Heinlein, 1956. (6/12/2016)
BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
'... Bee could see that three of them were disabled and two of them damaged.' - Orson Scott Card, 1985. (6/11/2016)
Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
'This Dick Dare contraption of yours...' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (6/10/2016)
Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
'Got yourself a runaway, Jack?' - Michael Crichton, 1985. (6/9/2016)
Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
'...The tiny red glints of self-guided tractors.' - Larry Niven, 1966. (6/8/2016)
Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
Oh, Hal understood their emotions, all right. (6/7/2016)
Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
'A cabin so small, you couldn't stand up with the air lock closed..' - Larry Niven, 1969. (6/6/2016)
First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
'What had happened to prevent my death?' - Eando Binder, 1940. (6/5/2016)
First US Clinical Trial For Wearable Artificial Kidney
'Wholly mechanical organs...' - Philip K. Dick, 1964. (6/4/2016)
Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
Be a part of a science fictional future. (6/3/2016)
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Atomic Automatic
Fires a special, rocket-like bullet.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack  West)
Merry-Go-Round Life Suspension (Refrigerator Plant)
A device that offered cold sleep.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
Multi-Generation Space Voyage (Generation Ship)
A space ship and voyage intended to last across multiple human generations.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
A loud, brassy instrument.
(From The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years [1940] by Don  Wilcox)
Gravitational Disks
Maintain your footing on those low-gravity celestial bodies.
(From Revolt on Io [1940] by Jack  West)
Bethé blasters
Powerful enough to destroy a flying city.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James  Blish)
Photic Borer (Artesian Ray)
A ray of energy that illuminates a cross-section of Earth as it goes through solid earth and rock.
(From The Great Stone of Sardis [1897] by Frank  Stockton)
Automatic Shell
A projectile that bores through obstacles - even the Earth!
(From The Great Stone of Sardis [1897] by Frank  Stockton)
Magnetic Shell
A munition that is powerfully attracted to ferrous ships.
(From The Great Stone of Sardis [1897] by Frank  Stockton)
Synthetic Food Factories
Food production without soil.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Building With Lunar Materials
Using a planet's materials to make what you need.
(From The Moon is Hell [1950] by John W.  Campbell)
Revives even a dead man's heart.
(From The Hands of Aten [1931] by H.G.  Winter)
Sensitive Robot Fingers
Special sensory capabilities of robotic appendages.
(From The Exile of Time [1931] by Ray  Cummings)
Combination tractor and truck used for hauling and exploration.
(From The Moon is Hell [1950] by John W.  Campbell)
Atomic Pistol
Reduces the target to atomic dust.
(From Mutiny on Mercury [1932] by Clifford  Simak)
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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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