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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.

Hail SmartCan! Your Trash Bin Takes Itself Out
'...a waste can twenty feet away stirred into life.' - Harry Harrison, 1959. (10/13/2019)
Finally! Microsoft Surface Neo And Surface Duo Implement Excellent Courier Idea
'Runcible, whose pages were thicker and more densely packed with computational machinery...' - Neal Stephenson, 1995. (10/11/2019)
Tap Strap 2 Now With Air Mouse
'He waved his hand and the circuit switched abruptly.' - Philip K. Dick, 1955. (10/9/2019)
Legal Profession Now Fairly Bristling With AI
'The virtual counsel appeared to be about forty-five years old and prosperous.' - Greg Bear, 2007 (10/7/2019)
Entire Planet Modeled In New MS Flight Sim
'CIC uses [it] to keep track of every bit of spatial information that it owns...' - Neal Stephenson, 1992. (10/5/2019)
FlyZoo Robot Hotel By Alibaba
'... hotels that specialized in non-human service.'- Harry Harrison, 1970. (10/3/2019)
Implanted Memories Provide Songs To Birds
Finches can't tell the difference. (10/1/2019)
Robot Tuna Swims As Fast As Nature's Tuna
'With one fluid motion, it surged forward, plunged, and was gone.' - Michael Swanwick, 2002. (9/29/2019)
Shapeshifter Robot Is Comprised Of Cobots
'Its lines wavered, flowed, and then painfully reformed. For an interval, the device struggled with itself...' - Philip K. Dick, 1957. (9/27/2019)
Google Commits To Fighting Deepfakes
'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.' - Bruce Sterling, 1995. (9/25/2019)
China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
'The death penalty was his immortality, and he would vote the death penalty for any crime at all.' Larry Niven, 1967. (9/23/2019)
Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
I can't resist science-fictional elements. Especially when they're real. (9/21/2019)
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Spacehound
Oddly canine, telepathic beast digs in asteroids for metal.
(From Beast of Space [1941] by F.E.  Hardart)
Robotic Eel
A five-foot long artificial eel, controlled by an operator.
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan  Beetlestone)
Eel Operator
A surgically modified human being able to operate a robotic eel
(From Re:Set [2012] by Susan  Beetlestone)
Three Generation Work (Century Piece)
An artwork created by three consecutive generations of artists, in exactly one century.
(From The Sub-Standard Sardines [1949] by Jack  Vance)
Resilian
A natural fiber that is as strong as steel.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack  Vance)
Emergency Space-Boat
An escape ship.
(From Revolt of the Star Men [1932] by Raymond Z.  Gallun)
Escapecraft
A small spacecraft used when abandoning the main ship.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray  Leinster)
Vortex Gun
A device that projects whirling fields of atomic instability.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Communicator
A small, pendant-shaped device that works to communicate over large distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geofractor Shield
Protects the bearer against unwanted geofractor use.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Geofractor
Device provides instantaneous teleportation of selected objects over vast distances.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Manmade Black Hole
Using the power of a hole in the continuum.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
Ship Hull Thermobatteries
Solar activated and charged batteries built into the hull of a spacecraft.
(From The Ethical Equations [1945] by Murray  Leinster)
Herculoy
A very strong alloy like steel.
(From The Howling Bounders [1949] by Jack  Vance)
Floating Spherical Pool
Control of gravity permits mid-air pools of water.
(From One Against The Legion [1939] by Jack  Williamson)
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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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