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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.

Self-Deployable Habitat For Extreme Environments
'When you buy one of them, you don't need to tie up to an electric outlet.'- Clifford Simak, 1952. (3/3/2015)
Audi's Chairless Chair Lower Body Exoskeleton
'Solved the problem to some extent by devising rigid metallic clothing...'- Edmond Hamilton, 1929. (3/3/2015)
CreoPop 3D Pen Draws In Midair
'It makes drawings in the air...'- Murray Leinster, 1945. (3/2/2015)
Seattle Police Body Cams, Ala Stross, Ala Dick
'Let's hear it for the vague blur!'- Philip K. Dick, 1977. (3/1/2015)
Autonomous Cars Will Own Themselves
'The robot drew his cab up before Eric's modest six-room bungalow.'- Philip K. Dick, 1952. (2/28/2015)
World's First 3D Printed Villa
'It makes drawings in the air following drawings...'- Murray Leinster, 1945. (2/27/2015)
Hyperloop Track Starts Next Year
All aboard! This is not just a test track, or a scale model. This is the real deal. (2/27/2015)
Brainflight Brain-Controlled Drone
'Mr Gant, you must think in Russian. Can you do that?'- 1982 film 'Firefox' (2/26/2015)
Students Control Lab Experiments Remotely Via App
'Hello, Europa... Is this your robot I'm looking at, in sector 94?'- James Blish, 1957. (2/25/2015)
ROBEAR Nursing Care Robot
What other robots are strong enough to carry you? Do you want them to do so? (2/24/2015)
Testing New Spacesuits In 1929 And 2015
'I'm going to pump the air from this room... so that the interior will be like airless and pressure-less space.'- Otto Willi Gail, 1929. (2/23/2015)
Space Station Kitchens 1929 and 2015
'Plates and cups ... slowly floated down to the floor and were not broken.'- Otto Willi Gail, 1929. (2/22/2015)
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Trace Web
A small, handheld device that contacts (and even instantiates) the larger network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
An information network.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
A central information system used to coordinate all of human culture and technology.
(From Souvenir [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Historical research using a time machine.
(From The Meddler [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
The Dip
A device that randomly dredges up things from the past... or the future.
(From The Meddler [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Human Quarter
A ghetto for human beings; in this case, in a world of robots.
(From James P. Crow [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Robot Farmer
A humanoid robot used for agriculture.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
A device that can see your future through your next birth.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Robot Guard
Very early reference to a guard robot.
(From The Turning Wheel [1954] by Philip K.  Dick)
Focuses the sun's rays on a planetary surface for terraforming purposes.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S.  Bond)
Metal Solvent Ray Thrower
Acts like a flame thrower in space.
(From Lost Rocket [1941] by Manly Wade  Wellman)
A scorching beam weapon
(From The Traitor [1941] by Karl  von Rachen)
Spacesuit Testing
A device and method for testing spacesuits.
(From The Shot Into Infinity [1929] by Otto Willi  Gail)
Space Placers
Miners who use placer mining techniques adapted from Earth geology.
(From The Day We Celebrate [1941] by Nelson S.  Bond)
False Animal Repairman
A specialized roboticist who repaired robotic animals.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K.  Dick)
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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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