Science Fiction in the News Articles
related to the works of

Charles Sheffield

Charles A. Sheffield (b. 1935 - d. 2002) UK-born physicist and writer, permanently in the USA from 1971, married to SF writer Nancy Kress from 1998 until his death; he published the first of more than 100 technical papers and science articles in 1962, and the first of 100 or more sf stories, "What Song the Sirens Sang", for Galaxy in April 1977

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:

Spidernaut, Orbital Construction Robot
   Spider robots are designed to distribute the load over many feet.
Robotic Space Spiders To Crawl Sub-Orbital Web
   Very cool upcoming space launch, in which minisatellites hold out a web while small space spider robots crawl in microgravity.
Robot Fabricates Endless Tools For Itself (Updated)
   'It extrudes material like a spider...'- Charles Sheffield, 1979.
Robonaut To Get Eight-Legged Spidernaut Configuration?
   'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...'- Charles Sheffield, 1979.
SpiderFab Spider Robots To Weave Space Structures
   'It extrudes material like a spider. How many legs wouldi you have given it?'- Charles Sheffield, 1979.
Archinaut 3D Printing Autonomous Space Manufacturing System
   Crawling across the structures of future space craft.
Siemens 3D Printing Robot Spiders
   'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.
RAMST - Robotically Assembled Modular Space Telescope
   'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.
Digital Construction Platform Robot 3D Prints A Building
   'It extrudes material like a spider.' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.
Spider Flyer Walker Space Suit For Mars Astronauts
   'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards...' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.
Autonomous 'Fiberbots' Weave Large Structures
   'It extrudes material like a spider.' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.
CNSILK Robotic Spider Builder
   'We could certainly spin a web right through the Solar System, if we can think of a good use for one.' - Charles Sheffield, 1979.

 

 

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