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:

Boink Biosensor - handheld
A hand-held sensor that detects the presence of hazardous biological material.

 

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re: Charles Stross
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SpaceX Starship A Giant Space Telescope?
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(7/11/2021)

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re: Larry Niven
(7/9/2021)

Watch A Man Swallow A Robot
re: Various
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Space Traffic Management (STM) Needs Action
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/5/2021)

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re: Frank Phillips
(7/3/2021)

Hovering F-22 Raptor Predicted in 1929 (Sort Of)
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