Buck Rogers, 2430 AD by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins):
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Exciting series of Buck Rogers comic strips from 1929 to 1931. They begin with Buck falling asleep in a mine cave-in and awakened 500 years into the future, just in time to join the resistance movement against the Red Mongols. Select an invention:

Aerocab
A floating taxicab.

Aircycle
Motorcycle for the air with gravimetric coils instead of wheels.

Atomic Shell
A nuclear munition, fired from a cannon.

Force-Ray
A large, hand-held spear of force.

Gyrocosmically Stabilized Interplanetary Rocket
A mouthful, perfect for trips to the larger asteroids.

Hypnotelevisor
A device that displays memories directly on a helmet screen.

Mechanical Hand
A large robotic hand or claw, large enough to grasp a person.

Metalloglass
A transparent "glass" made of metal.

Moon Weaponized
A military application of moons, planetoids and asteroids; dropping them from space.

Reflectocosmic Spectrometer
A device that detects and measures cosmic rays that reflect from different metals.

Remote Telepresence Robot
A very early depiction of this basic idea.

Rocket Pistol
Using pistol rounds to maneuver in space.

Ship Pushes Moon
Altering the course of a small moon by pushing on it with a rocket motor.

Ship's Artificial Gravity
A very early mention of the term.

Ships With Legs
Space ships with mechanical limbs for walking the Earth.

Spinner Ship
Pinwheel rockets created centrifugal forces like gravity.

 

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