The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A spacecraft returns from orbit with something extra; a top-secret government program swings into action. Outstanding early novel; very well-paced, still great reading after all these years. Select an invention:

Automatic Gun - targets without human intervention
A sentry gun that could target and decide to fire without any human intervention.

Automatic Vein Finder
A device to automatically locate veins for intravenous needle insertion.

Electronic Body Analyzer
A replacement for the human doctor.

Plastic-Eating Bacteria - that's the good news
Mutated bacteria able to 'eat' or dissolve rubber and plastic.

Project Scoop
A space craft feature that collects dust for study.

Ultraflash
A device that sterilizes the skin by a pulse of light.

 

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