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Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

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Frictionless Cups
Cups with a special surface to which liquid does not adhere.

Gravity Lens - see the stars
An optical lens created using the lightbending properties of gravity.

Monopole Mining
Looking for natural sources of monopoles.

Ram Field - tweaked Bussard Ramjet
A specialized version of the hydrogen-gathering field for a Bussard Ramjet.

Slowboat
Slower than lightspeed spacecraft used for interstellar colonization.

Twing - twine by NASA
Used in the hold of spaceships to keep articles all together, and to prevent them from floating around in free fall, or falling during periods of acceleration.

 

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