Science Fiction in the News Articles
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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.)

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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.

Store One Bit On One Atom
   '...each individual molecule has a meaning.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

Shh! USAF's Secret X-37B Space Plane Breaks Record
   'More airplane than spaceship...' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

SpaceX BFR Lands $41M From USAF
   'Presently, near Kansas City, the sky turned from black to purple again...' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

Ford's Autonomous Cabs 'Transportation As A Service'
   'He was glad to crawl into his autocab and close the cover.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

AutoX Sets Up Asia's Largest Robotaxi Center
   'The robot cab seemed to know where it was going and, no doubt, the master machine from which it received its signals knew.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951.

SpaceX Rocket Quick Reaction Force
   '... the ship went into free flight, arching in a high parabola.' - Robert Heinlein, 1951. 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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Cognify - A Prison Of The Mind We've Seen Before In SF
re: Joe Haldeman

Robot With Human Brain Organoid - 'A Thrilling Story Of Mechanistic Progress'
re: Otis Adelbert Kline

Goodness Gracious Me! Google Tries Face Recognition Security
re: Schachner and Zagat

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