Clifford Simak:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
An inventive and thoughtful author, Clifford Simak (b. 1904 - d. 1988) worked with newspapers in the Midwest during the 1930's. Won many awards including several Hugo awards (one of them for Way Station) and Nebula awards. Given SFWA Grand Master Award in 1977.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Asteroid Mining (Blasting)

Asteroid of Gold (1932)

Atomic Pistol

Mutiny on Mercury (1932)

Butcher Plant - a plant that grows steaks

Time is the Simplest Thing (1961)

Dimensino - alien entertainment center

Time is the Simplest Thing (1961)

Electronic Spy

Ring Around the Sun (1952)

Gobathian - full body healing

Time is the Simplest Thing (1961)

Hunting Robe - a very thin hunting dog

Time is the Simplest Thing (1961)

Life Blanket

Ogre (1944)

Mentophone

First He Died (Time and Again) (1951)

Metal Calculator Planet - the Burroughs planet

Limiting Factor (1949)

Peeper - unlock your inner dreams

Shadow World (1957)

Personal Solar Plant

Ring Around the Sun (1952)

Planet Rules

Drop Dead (1956)

Relations with Extraterrestrial Life - before the Prime Directive

Ogre (1944)

Rifle Range (Virtual Shooting Range) - virtual skeet shooting designed by aliens

Way Station (1963)

Robot Lawn Mower - already here

City (1944)

Robotic Arm - handy for robots

City (1944)

Robotic Chess Expert - unbeatable

First He Died (Time and Again) (1951)

Roller

Shadow World (1957)

Saddle

The Big Front Yard (1959)

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