Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Between Planets
by Robert Heinlein

In this novel, a young man is called from the Earth to an alien world. He finds a revolution, one that is based on a matter of that is dear to American's hearts, the disregard of government for the rights of the individual. Great Heinlein juvenile novel. (This story was published that same year in a more condensed version in three parts in Blue Book Magazine under the title Planets in Combat.)

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:

Microwire Data Storage
   Microwires 3 to 5 times thinner than a human hair are being studied as a possible data storage alternative to CD-ROMs. Microwire technology originated in the old Soviet Union; they are now being studied elsewhere.

Trophy Active Defense System Not Quite A Force Field
   Not exactly a force-field, ADS still acts like one.

IBM Stores Information On A Single Molecule
   Now that's a small computer system.

2007 DARPA Urban Challenge Videos
   Take a look at fresh videos of the autonomous vehicles entered into the urban challenge.

Shuttle Atlantis Landing Video, As Per Heinlein
   I know, this story has been covered all over, but did you know that Robert Heinlein was an early visionary on the idea of a space shuttle?

Hamster Controls iRobot Create Vehicle
   This hamster knows where he's going; the next step is to soup up this iRobot hobby robot for some real speed.

Rocketplane For Hawaiian Spaceport?
   Trips to the edge of space from the continental US are fine, but if you want the blue planet view, you'll want to take off from Hawaii.

Suspended Animation Works in Lab (With Nematodes)
   Cold sleep is a science fiction standard; can metabolic processed be halted for even a short period?

Single Atom Quantum Memory
   Store the qubit from a polarised photon in a single atom of rubidium

IBM Now Stores 1 Bit On 12 Atoms
   Moore's Law still has some life left.

Functional Transistor Is One Atom
   Moore's Law... marches on.

SABRE Orbital Jet Engine Breakthrough
   'They were more airplane than spaceship...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951.

SKYLON Space Plane Gets Boost
   'They were more airplane than spaceship...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951.

Storing 1 Zettabyte In 10 Grams
   'It is theoretically possible to have a matrix in which each individual molecule has a meaning...'- Robert Heinlein, 1951.

DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane
   'They were more airplane than spaceship...' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

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Matrix Sentinel Ancestor, The Pipe Inspector Robot From Krakow
re: Wachowskis
(2/15/2017)

Auto-Focus Smart Glasses Have Liquid Lenses
re: Frank Herbert
(2/14/2017)

Robotic Physician Assistant Has Steady 'Hands'
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(2/13/2017)

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