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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.

GM Introduces Cruise AV With No Steering Wheel
'How about the steering wheel?' ... 'I do not need one.' - David H. Keller, 1935. (1/11/2018)
Subsurface Martian Ice Slabs Piece Of Cake For Miners
'One shy little fellow with bloodshot eyes of old-time drillman stood up. 'I'm an ice miner,' he said.' - Robert Heinlein, 1966. (1/10/2018)
LG Rollable Version Of Niven's Poster TV
'A television that unrolled like a poster.' - Larry Niven, 1976. (1/9/2018)
Multi-Robot Farming On Highly Sloped Land
High Plains, indeed. (1/8/2018)
Aeolus Robot Brings Jetson's Rosie Closer
Domestic duties, robotically performed. (1/7/2018)
Sony's New, Cuter Aibo Robot Puppy
Engineered to be adorable. (1/6/2018)
Earth-1 Transformer Gundam Car
Is it a Gundam? Or maybe a Transformer. (1/5/2018)
Self-Driving Domino's Pizza Car
Yes, but can it negotiate entry at your Burbclave? (1/4/2018)
I Want Massive Space Freighters!
Ah, the space freighters of old. (1/3/2018)
When Will The Feds Ban Human Drivers?
'The first laws came out forcing the old machines off the highways...' - Isaac Asimov, 1953. (1/2/2018)
Our World Formed In A Bubble?
'The Worldcraft bubble glittered, catching the light...' - Philip K. Dick, 1953. (1/1/2018)
Will You Live To See EM Pulse Scattering By Ships Nearing Light Speed?
'...half a million kilometers away, the Stardrive went on.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953. (12/11/2017)
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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)
Suspensine
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)
Autonomous Car Intercommunication
Automatic cars talk to each other about everything.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
Automatobus
An autonomous or self-driving bus seating a number of people.
(From Sally [1953] by Isaac  Asimov)
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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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