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China Accused Of Harvesting Organs From Unwanted Groups
'The death penalty was his immortality, and he would vote the death penalty for any crime at all.' Larry Niven, 1967. (re: Larry Niven)

Osmiridium Sounds Like Science Fiction (But It's Not!)
I can't resist science-fictional elements. Especially when they're real. (re: Jack Vance)

When Will We See The First Space Hotel?
'The heart of it was a vast hexagonal structure of welded metal, ten miles across...' - Jack Williamson, 1939. (re: Jack Williamson)

SpaceX Starhopper Has Flash Gordon Style
SpaceX makes retro cool spacecraft. (re: Various)

Mindar The Robot Buddhist Priest Offers A Blessing
'Not working is the hardest work of all.' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Does Your Company Need A 'Chief Dreamer'?
As far as the future is concerned 'they're the only experts we have'. (re: Niven and Pournelle)

Helios Modular Touch Screen Wall Lights
'The walls and ceiling bore an irregular spacing of illuminum tiles...' - Richard Morgan, 2003. (re: Richard Morgan)

Zephyr Solar-Electric Stratospheric Drone
'The planes flew continuously, twenty-four hours a day...' - EB White, 1950. (re: E.B. White)

Robot Hummingbird Hovers Biomimetically
'With a buzz... it started out on its journey.' - Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (re: Raymond Z. Gallun)

Harvest Water From Air With Sunlight
'The atmosphere yielded its moisture with reluctance.' - George Lucas, 1976. (re: George Lucas)

Capitalist Big Brother Co-Opts Regular Big Brother
'It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.' - George Orwell, 1948. (re: George Orwell)

A Floating Cosmodrome
'...a single perfectly level platform, which rose so high above the water that it was not splashed by the waves.' - Otfrid von Hanstein, 1930. (re: Otfrid von Hansten)

First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
'Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?' Quail asked. - Philip K. Dick, 1966. (re: Philip K. Dick)

Maintain Your Megastructure
Megastructures have repair robots, which have repair robots, ad infinitum. (re: Various)

Venezuelans Teaching Your Self-Driving Car
‘She wouldn't stop until Antar had told her everything he knew...’ Amitav Ghosh, 1995. (re: Amitav Ghosh)

Robothread Robotic Worms Crawling Through Your Brain
Perfect for clot-busting in the human brain. No Raquel Welch and no lasers, though. (re: Harry Kleiner)

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