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"But the problem with reincarnation is that it's hard to imagine what the storage medium for past lives would be. Not to mention the input-output device. I hesitate to rule it out completely, but I'd need pretty definite proof."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Automatic Refueling Screen  
  Repels objects that are too big, and gathers small ones for fuel.  

"It has every feature of a stock car, with just one or two more."

"Such as -"

"...An automatic fueling screen - repels large bodies, sweeps in small ones for transmutation into air, food, fuel."

From Biddiver, by Theodore Sturgeon.
Published by Astounding Science-Fiction in 1941
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