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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.

Ontario Starts Guaranteed Minimum Income
'Earned by just being born.'- Philip Jose Farmer, 1967. (7/5/2018)
Is There Life In Outer Space? Will We Recognize It?
'The antennae of the Life Detector atop the OP swept back and forth...' - Frank Herbert, 1958. (7/3/2018)
Space Traumapod For Surgery In Spacecraft
' It was a ... coffin, form-fitted to Nessus himself...' - Larry Niven, 1972. (7/1/2018)
Tesla Augmented Reality Hypercard
'The hypercard is an avatar of sorts.' - Neal Stephenson, 1992. (6/29/2018)
A Space Ship On My Back
''Darn clever, these suits,' he murmured.' - Jack Williamson, 1933. (6/27/2018)
Biomind AI Doctor Mops Floor With Human Doctors
'My aim was just not to lose by too much.' - Human Physician participant. (6/25/2018)
Fuli Bad Dog Robot Is 'Auspicious Raccoon Dog' Bot
Bad dog, Fuli. Bad dog. (6/23/2018)
Las Vegas Humans Ready To Strike Over Robots
'A worker replaced by a nubot... had to be compensated.' - John Twelve Hawks, 2014. (6/19/2018)
You'll Regrow That Limb, One Day
'... forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to regrow his lost fingers.' - Frank Herbert, 1972. (6/18/2018)
Elon Musk Seeks To Create 1941 Heinlein Speedster
'The car surged and lifted, clearing its top by a negligible margin.' - Robert Heinlein, 1941. (6/16/2018)
Somnox Sleep Robot - Your Sleepytime Cuddlebot
Science fiction authors are serious about sleep, too. (6/14/2018)
Real-Life Macau or Ghost In The Shell
Life imitates art imitates life. (6/12/2018)
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Rocket Tug
The equivalent of a tug boat for space ships.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat  Schachner)
Repulsor Screen
Diverts troublesome asteroids.
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat  Schachner)
Transparent and light and has the tensile strength of steel!
(From Crystalized Thought [1937] by Nat  Schachner)
Photo-Electric Mosaic
A means of capturing astronomical images.
(From Beyond Which Limits [1937] by Nat  Schachner)
Mercy Gas
Breathe it and die.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Ability to sense life.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Automatic Factory
Manufacturing facility that functions entirely autonomously.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
Magnetic Anchor
A means of affixing an anchor point on a spacecraft hull.
(From The Saga of Pelican West [1937] by Eric Frank  Russell)
Automatic Ore Cart
An autonomous truck for raw ore processing.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
No Human Programmers
The idea that computers are too complicated and too important to be programmed by human beings.
(From Millenium [1983] by John  Varley)
Pizzled (Semantic Garble)
Use of nonsensical statements to deliberately confuse an artificial intelligence.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
Synthetic Milk
Milk made without cows.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
Domed Mapviewer
Illuminated hemispherical map display.
(From Dorsai! [1960] by Gordon R.  Dickson)
Robot Factory Representative
An ambulatory agent of an automatic factory.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
Raw Material-Tropic
Moves towards desirable raw materials.
(From Autofac [1955] by Philip K.  Dick)
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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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