Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in A Fire Upon The Deep
by Vernor Vinge

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:

Cockroach-Controlled Mobile Robot
   Garnet Hertz has created a cockroach-controlled mobile robot. A hybrid biorobotic system, the robot consists of a mechanical system that amplifies and translates the bodily movements of a live giant hissing Madagascar cockroach.

Terranaut - Fish Explore Land With Robotic Vehicle
   Ah, nothing like going for your first drive. Especially when you're a fish. On land.

PlantBot: Humans Provide Gift Of Greater Mobility With 'Skrodes'
   Unusual work by an unusual group gives us a glimpse of what Vernor Vinge had in mind fifteen years ago. With interview and moving image.

Solar Nomad Plant A Robotic Urban Parasite
   Interesting mix of technologies in the work of Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza.

Hamster Powers, Controls Strandbeest Walking Robot
   This project is good practice for humanity, who may someday be able to help aliens get around in strange environments (like Earth).

Project Shellter 3D Prints Homes For Crabs
   Amazing story of humans helping homeless sea creatures.

Pepper The Parrot's Bird Buggy
   'Someone had put them on mobile platforms, the skrodes.'- Vernor Vinge, 1992.

Male Moths Cruise For Girls In Robotic Vehicle
   'Someone had put them on mobile platforms, the skrodes.'- Vernor Vinge, 1992.

Mattel Bug Racer Driven By Live Cricket
   'With wheels they could move along... and manipulate with their fronds and tendrils.' - Vernor Vinge, 1992.

HEXA Robotic Help For Plants
   Then some unknown race had chanced upon the dreamers and decided to "help them out." - Vernor Vinge, 1992. 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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Flatcat Robot Recalls Both Heinlein And Simak
re: Robert Heinlein

Nuclear Batteries May Pack Inner Punch
re: Edmond Hamilton

Elon Musk STILL Wants To Make Heinlein's 1940's Speedster
re: Robert Heinlein

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