Science Fiction in the News Articles
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by Frank Herbert

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Siemens PenPhone Watches While You Write
   The PenPhone has an integrated handwriting recognition facility; the device will interpret hand movements during the act of writing and translate them directly into SMS.

Cypak Disposable Paper Computer With RFID Antenna
   The company uses conductive ink and adhesives to print electronic circuits and antennas on paper and plastic. The RFID antenna allows for transmission over short distances.

Trauma Pod Battlefield Medical Treatment System
   DARPA has awarded a $12 million contract to develop an automated medical treatment system that can recieve, assess and stabilize wounded soldiers immediately following injury. The trauma pod is used to treat soldiers on the battlefield using advanced

Micro Reactor Systems Creates Frank Herbert's Polawindows
   Frank Herbert wrote about polawindows in 1972; after just thirty short years, you can buy them.

Chick Embryo Regrows Wing With Wnt Signaling
   Remarkable achievement from the Salk Institute; eleven years of work have paid off.

Rotating Skyscraper Dynamic Architecture Has Wind Turbine Power
   New kind of skyscraper provides its own energy, and maybe enough for other buildings as well.

Artificial Bones Custom-Made On 3D Inkjet Printer
   Far out even by sf standards, printed out bones are now being implanted in humans.

MIT 'Quickies' RFID Transmit Paper
   These nifty post-it notes can communicate to your computer world.

Rotating House Lets You Pick Your View
   Interesting full-size rotating house is a bit of a shock to the locals; Frank Herbert had a more elegant concept, though.

3D Bone Printer Uses Your Cells
   I'm thinking of going in and getting a complete set of X-rays; when they ask me what they're for, I'll say 'I want to make sure I have templates.'

Smart Window Goes Clear Or Opaque In Seconds
   Warmer in winter, cooler in summer, manufactured in a non-toxic manner - what's not to like?

Smart Window Tints, Powers Itself
   'The polawindow, which he tuned to clear transmission.'- Frank Herbert, 1972.

Rotating Domespace House Is Amazing
   'Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time.'- Frank Herbert, 1972.

First Biolimb Grown In Lab
   A brand-new forelimb for some lucky rat.

Electrochromic FIlm For Smart Windows
   'The glass had been muted to dark blue.' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

Cost Effective Smart Windows To Replace Curtains?
   'The polawindow, which he tuned to clear transmission.' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

Three Clues To Limb Regeneration
   'Forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to regrow his lost fingers...' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

You'll Regrow That Limb, One Day
   '... forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to regrow his lost fingers.' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

Oh Yes, We're Building The Rotating Tower In Dubai
   'Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time.' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators
   '... forcing the energy transfer which allowed him to ... erase the other internal-external damage.' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

3D Printed Glass Uses Stereolithography Techniques
   'All that with glass...' - Frank Herbert, 1972.

Rotating House in Bosnia
   '... feel free to turn the house on your own.' - Frank Herbert, 1972. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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