Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke
The story takes place in the near future; mysterious Overlord spaceships appear over earth cities and impose order on the unruly humans. Outstanding novel; a truly unique vision of mankind's ultimate destiny.
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Reduce Global Warming By Blocking Sunlight
At a conference last year on global warming, distinguished astrophysicist and sf author Gregory Benford pointed out that the various measures proposed to stop global warming will not do the job soon enough.
Multi-Touch Interaction Overlord Control Screen
Use both hands and all your fingers with this interface, just like Earths' Overlords.
Tsunami Warning System Working In Asia
Humans depended mostly on aliens for help in Clarke's 1953 novel Childhood's End. Other alternatives are now available around the world.
MEDUSA Controls Crowds By Talking Inside Their Heads
Device uses microwave audio effect in a manner similar to that proposed by the Overlords from Clarke's Childhood's End.
This Alien Earth
Where do you think the most alien environment on Earth can be found?
Haven't you ever found a spot with a view so great, you'd just like to plunk a house down right there, and enjoy it right now? Now you can.
DEMON UAV Has No Moving Flaps
Successful demonstration of 'flapless flight' in this unmanned aerial vehicle.
EDV-01 Instant Self-Sufficient House
'There was nowhere on the planet where science and technology could not provide one with a comfortable home...'
Squid Vs. Whale Diorama Liked By Humans, Aliens
'Everything was ready, awaiting the Overlords' pleasure...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1953.
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