The Cobra Event by Richard Preston:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Gripping (I can't be held responsible for those who have made this word into a cliche) techno-thriller set in the present day; it describes an attempt to spread an engineered virus in the United States. After reading this novel, President Bill Clinton ordered an intelligence analysis of the book; the book clearly affected White House policy regarding bioterrorism. Highly recommended. Select an invention:

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in the News

GIDE AI Tools 'See Days In Advance'
re: Philip K. Dick

Hundreds Of Covid-Catching AI Tools - None Help
re: Katherine MacLean

Robot Snakes Now With Partitioned Gait
re: Greg Bear

Will The Super Bowl Go To Pay Per View?
re: Dr. David H. Keller

Force Fields Of Directed Energy Wanted By USAF
re: Frank Phillips

Israel Okays Third Covid Shot For Seniors
re: Philip K. Dick

Tesla Vs... Domino's? The Race For Autonomous Vehicles
re: Charles Stross

SpaceX Starship A Giant Space Telescope?
re: Max Valier

Florida Man Felt Harassed By Drone, Shoots It Down
re: Larry Niven

Watch A Man Swallow A Robot
re: Various

Space Traffic Management (STM) Needs Action
re: Robert Heinlein

Boring Company Bricks Predicted In 1929
re: Frank Phillips

Hovering F-22 Raptor Predicted in 1929 (Sort Of)
re: R.H. Roman

Musk Claims Sublimity For Future Summon Feature
re: John Campbell

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