The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Wryly funny early story by de Camp features an academic bear and a certain Dr. Methuen who tries some of his own experimental treatment to increase intelligence.


('The Exhalted' by L. Sprague de Camp)

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Hyperbolic Solenoid - mag lock picker
Device that creates and manipulates magnetic fields.

Methuen Treatment - smart injection
Injections that increase intelligence.

Slow Glass Rod - light stopped
A transparent glass rod that makes light travel so slowly that it can trap light within its depths.

Soft Speaker - focus sound like a spotlight
A device that sends a tightly-controlled beam of sound.

Telelubricator - perfectly frictionless
Makes any surface or substance perfectly frictionless.

 

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