Fiction in the News Articles
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Nathaniel Schachner (1895-1955) was an American author first published in 1930 with his frequent co-author Arthur Leo Zagat (see their co-authored contributions under Nat Schachner w. AL Zagat). Schachner was trained as both a lawyer and a chemist; he was one of Isaac Asimov's favorite authors.
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First Space Lawyer (2008 and 1941)
Michael Dodge may be the first real American space lawyer, but he still has to take a backseat to Kerry Dale, sky-lawyer.
Satellites To Limit Your Driving Speed
This will make you long for the days when Big Brother contented Himself with merely watching you.
See Through Walls With Wireless Networks
This technology for surveillance actually uses WiFi networks to figure out how many people are in a room and where they are.
Axiom - The World's First Private Space Station?
'So Webb Foster had built his space laboratory... It was a great crystal sphere, a thousand feet in diameter.' - Nat Schachner, 1937.
Moon Mining And Space Lawyers
Need a good space-lawyer? SF readers have been looking for one since 1941.
Cell Phones To See Through Walls
'They'd been trying to make a television set that would see through walls...'
Can You Stake A Claim To An Asteroid?
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite. Two steps were required. '
Chris Hadfield, Space Oddity And Space Lawyers
'Had incorporated himself, in fact, under the laws of Vesta.'- Nat Schachner, 1941.
Range R Lets Police See Into Your House
There are lots of ways to see through walls!
RF-Capture Lets MIT Boffins See Through Walls
'A television set that would see through walls...' - Nat Schachner, 1936.
Senate Passes Space Mining Legislation
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite...' - Nat Schachner, 1941.
Space Drones - UK's Effective Space To Launch Rocket Tugs
'Twenty rocket tugs towed it from its Earth hangar out into space.' - Nat Schachner, 1937.
Burn the Ship
Negative Matter Space Drive