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

Coventry is classic Heinlein; lots of interesting devices that nobody thought of in 1940, and more social and political commentary on the rights of the individual versus the rights of the states.

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:

High Speed Hand Dryer
   It's fast, it's neat, it pushes water off the palms and backs of your hands in one easy motion. No, it's not from Ronco - it's a Mitsubishi Electric design, until now available only in Japan.

Airblade From Dyson Airblast From Heinlein
   Dyson's latest product offers 400 kph winds of drying power - more than Heinlein's 1940's airblast.

Cool Robots At Dartmouth (And Greenland)
   Not just nifty, these robots are built to handle the most demanding conditions on Earth.

Virtual Fence To Be Tested This Month
   A virtual barrier between the US and Mexico is being tested; the glitches that stopped this Boeing product from being complete last summer have been fixed.

Who First Thought About Solar Powered Cars?
   The earliest reference I can think of is from 1940. But there are some cool hybrids with solar panels that will be available soon.

REX Infantry Robotic Porter Follows Soldiers
   This robotic vehicle responds to simple commands like "fetch" and "heel" and might just become the infantry soldier's best friend.

UM Solar Car Now Also With IBM Research Power
   'It drew its power from six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.' - Robert Heinlein, 1940.

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Biggest HiSeas 'Mars Mission' Problem? No Internet
re: Harry Gore Bishop
(9/16/2017)

Clever Electric Truck Generates More Power Than It Uses
re: Poul Anderson
(9/14/2017)

Eden-ISS, Greenhouse In Antarctica
re: Barbara Hambly
(9/12/2017)

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