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"I love that computer science has made mathematics into something like an experimental science. I was never all that good at proving things, but I love doing computer experiments."
- Rudy Rucker

Magnetic Clamps  
  Used for attaching your craft to a larger spaceship.  

…he watched the tiny auxiliary rockets putting off from the pirate, and darting across toward the liner…

He was helpless as they fastened themselves upon the liner with magnetic clamps, and began cutting openings through her hull.

From Twelve Hours To Live, by Jack Williamson.
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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