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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.

PassivDom 3D Printed House - What If You Could Live Anywhere?
'The houses are prefabricated units...' - Clifford Simak, 1952. (3/9/2017)
Breakthrough In Manufacture Of Red Blood Cells
This blood's for you! (3/8/2017)
Caihong Solar-Powered Drone 'Atmospheric Satellite'
'... placed in the wings of a plane to generate power from the light falling on that surface.' - John W. Campbell, 1930. (3/7/2017)
NASA Wants Low Earth Orbit Wifi
'This was the center of Interplanetary Communications.' - George O. Smith, 1942. (3/6/2017)
Is Genetic Testing At Businesses A Bad Idea?
It's not a topic that fares well in science fiction movies- (3/5/2017)
Wearable Smart Jacket
He pressed the button in his sleeve communicator and snapped: 'Action stations!' - Murray Leinster, 1945. (3/4/2017)
Store One Bit On One Atom
'...each individual molecule has a meaning.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951. (3/3/2017)
Fluorescent Bacteria Fashion
'The racks of gowns itched and quivered, their colors running into blurred pools.' - J.G. Ballard, 1970. (3/2/2017)
Keith Laumer's Bolo Autonomous Tanks Right On Schedule
'I cannot lie idle under attack.' - Keith Laumer, 1976. (3/1/2017)
When Computers Develop Their Own Language, Will They Talk To Us?
'The curious absent look of a robot talking on the TBR circuits - the Talk Between Robots radio...' - Frederik Pohl, 1954. (2/28/2017)
LipNet Reads Lips - Until Disconnected, That Is
'We'd have to cut his higher brain functions... I'm not sure what [HAL} would think about that.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1968. (2/27/2017)
Eterni.me - To Skype With The Dead
'Nothing... left of Jeserac but a galaxy of electrons frozen in the heart of a crystal.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1956. (2/26/2017)
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OSMO (Osmic Mobile Observers)
UAV with the ability to "smell" their human quarry.
(From Quantico [2007] by Greg  Bear)
Midge
A very small flapping wing UAV that can be carried by a larger flying device.
(From Quantico [2007] by Greg  Bear)
Superscraper
Buildings that are hundreds of stories tall.
(From New York 2140 [2017] by Kim Stanley  Robinson)
Wristpad
A tablet computer worn on the wrist.
(From New York 2140 [2017] by Kim Stanley  Robinson)
Earther
A person born on planet Earth.
(From Make Mine Mars [1952] by C.M.  Kornbluth)
Hotello
A portable room within a room.
(From New York 2140 [2017] by Kim Stanley  Robinson)
Black square
A device for secret communication.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Ridulian Crystal Sheets
Exceptionally strong, surpassingly thin material.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Helix Gun
A device for capturing ferrous meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Face-Plate
The transparent front of a space suit helmet.
(From Skylark Three [1930] by E.E. 'Doc'  Smith)
Osprey Space Armor
Space suit you can live in.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Life-Tubes
Escape pods for space ships.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Dictatel
A thought-based dictating machine.
(From God Emperor of Dune [1981] by Frank  Herbert)
Meteor Miner
Someone who roams the solar system, hunting for metal in meteors.
(From Salvage in Space [1933] by Jack  Williamson)
Sandtrout Glove
A living glove, formed of live creatures.
(From Children of Dune [1976] by Frank  Herbert)
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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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