Philip Frances Nowlan:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Philip Frances Nowlan (b. 1888 - d. 1940) was an American writer whose first sf story, "Armageddon 2419 A.D." published in the same 1928 issue of Amazing Stories that featured the inception of E E "Doc" Smith's Skylark saga introduced Anthony "Buck" Rogers to the world, helping to inaugurate the reign of full-grown interstellar Space Opera in American sf.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Anti-Gravity Belt
A device which, when worn, reduces exposure to the effects of gravitation.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Chest Disc - speak clearly
A voice activated wireless transmitter.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Concentro
Concentrated synthetic food rations.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Disintegrator Ray (Dis Ray)
A device that projects a beam reducing matter to nothingness.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Floater
A device that allows the user to literally float in the air

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Inertron - light but strong
Material with all the properties of heavier metals, but lighter.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Jumper - float free
Inertron belt results in effective weightlessness.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Repellor Anti-Gravity Rays
Device provides support for planet-side air travel.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Rocket Gun
In essence, a bazooka.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Ultraphone Ear-Disc - no need for Bluetooth
Wireless receivers that fit directly over the ears; they also offered noise reduction.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Ultron
Very handy material is invisible and non-reflective.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Ultron Wire
Invisible metal makes the thinnest, strongest wire.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Ultrophone - FTL communication
A means of communication that transmits and receives simultaneously.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)

Viewplate
A flat panel viewing display.

Armageddon: 2419 A.D. (1928)


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