Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Way Station
by Clifford Simak
A gentle classic by Simak; the writing of this book has a strong echo of the last century. Aliens and interstellar culture are used to help us understand the unfamiliar in our own lives here on Earth. Originally published as Here Gather the Stars in two parts in Galaxy Magazine in June and August 1963, this great book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1964.
in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas
and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:
Anti-Adhesive Surfaces Of Plants
The natural world is the source of some of the best 'thinking' in materials science.
Cell Phone Tower Equipment Sheds Way Station-Style
I'm reaching a bit for this one, but I still think it's cool.
Ion Mask - Plasma Coating Waterproofs Electronics, Fabrics
This coating is a 'plowshared' technology from P2i, a UK Ministry of Defense contractor.
ST-2 Shooting Simulator Like Simak's Virtual Rifle Range
Clifford Simak had a pretty good vision of this forty years ago; see the ST-2 video and check it against Simak's ideas.
BAM! It's More Slippery Than Teflon (And Greener)
Remarkable material is super slick and super hard, even in the thinnest coating.
Liquid Glass Universal Spray-On Protectant
This unique spray-on coating creates a flexible protective barrier that can be used on almost anything.
Microsoft Patents Immersive Display
'Almost every home had its dimensino room...' - Clifford Simak, 1961.
Shatterproof Phone Screens Coming Soon
'It was like the pounding of a rock...'-Clifford Simak, 1963.
Microsoft RoomAlive - Your Basement Is The Game
'Enoch walked over to a panel ... and thumbed a tumbler, then stepped quickly out into the center of the room... '- Clifford Simak, 1963.
Stellar Navigation Based On Network Analysis
'We are a traveling people. We need a travel station here.'- Clifford Simak, 1963.
3D Printer 'Teleports' Objects Like Simak's Way Stations
'An entirely new being but exactly like the old one'- Clifford Simak, 1963.
Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
'A long trail of dead, he thought, left across the stars...' - Clifford Simak, 1963.
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