Science 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.

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:

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.

Prototype 3D Printer Could Print Arteries In Seconds
   '... in the tank the new body and the new mind and memory and life has taken almost instant form.' - Clifford Simak, 1963. 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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Science Fiction
in the News

Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
re: Isaac Asimov

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
re: Christopher Nolan

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
re: James Cameron

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