Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Needle
by Hal Clement

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Biofuel From Algae
   Can we improve the ability of algae to produce material we need? Should we?

Reprogrammed Microbe Makes Butanol From Cellulose
   Clostridium cellulolyticum likes chewing on biomass but does not normally make butanol. Now it does!

Bacteria Now Make Biofuel Like Oil
   'They have ... germs that eat pretty near anything, and produce oil as a waste product.'- Hal Clement, 1950.

Engineered Bacteria Produces Gasoline
   'They call 'em culture tanks... [they] produce oil as a waste product.'- Hal Clement, 1950.

Oil from Algae - Can It Be Done?
   'We dump everything that's waste into the tanks, pump the oil off the top.' - Hal Clement, 1950.

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TytoCare Offers Futuristic Home Care
re: EM Forster
(7/3/2020)

Powdered Regolith Propulsion
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(7/1/2020)

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
re: Niven and Barnes
(6/29/2020)

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