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Water to Cushion Acceleration
The use of water to cushion and protect against extreme ship accelerations.
(From The Derelicts of Ganymede [1932] by John W. Campbell)
Shatter-Gun
A hand-held device that literally scrambles the brains of the victim.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Cephaloscope
A device used to detect lying.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
One-Way Passage
A different way to assure permanent egress.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Tele-Audiovized Meeting
Teleconferencing done right.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Moon Run
An accurate representation of running on the moon.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Recoil Pistol
A handheld device that permits a spaceman to manuever in zero gravity.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Sodaluminum
Lightweight and tough!
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Integral Calculator
A device that accepts complex equations and solves them.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Televisor
A viewing screen.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Food Factory
Mechanized production of food by entirely artificial means.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Alpha Insert
A special compound used to seal punctures in space craft.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Rocket Liner
A rocket designed for point-to-point Earth journeys; it goes well into the stratosphere.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Selective Electric Eye
A facial recognition device.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Stationary Sidewalk
A sidewalk that is fixed permanently in one location; not a sliding walkway.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Communication Disk
A wearable device that told the time as updated from a central source.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Conveyor Ribbon
A moving sidewalk.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Pneumatic Tube Station
Passengers are sealed into a narrow cylinder that is shot through a pressurized tube to their destination.
(From Exiles of the Moon [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
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