Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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SF in the News

Miners! NASA Wants To License RASSOR Excavator
re: Ray Cummings
(6/13/2019)

Bee+ Robobee Now With Four Wings
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(6/11/2019)

CNSILK Robotic Spider Builder
re: Charles Sheffield
(6/9/2019)

Starshade Will Help Space Telescope To Search For Exoplanets
re: Edmond Hamilton
(6/7/2019)

Tiny LEDs Developed For Dust-Sized Computers
re: Neal Stephenson
(6/5/2019)

Is There Extraterrestrial Life Here In The Solar System
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/3/2019)

Can We Comprehend Deep Learning Systems?
re: Lewis Padgett
(6/1/2019)

Skin Electronics Can Show Electrocardiogram
re: Chen Qiufan
(5/29/2019)

Chinese Fern Helps Remediate Arsenic Soil
re: Gregory Benford
(5/27/2019)

Skai Air Taxi Costs The Same As Uber
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/25/2019)

Neurodevices For Consumers? Neuroethicists (And Philip K Dick) Say 'Caveat Emptor'
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/23/2019)

NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Won By AI SpaceFactory
re: John W. Campbell
(5/21/2019)

The Future Of Elon Musk's Neuralink
re: Richard Meredith
(5/19/2019)

Researchers Make You Say Anything in Videos
re: Ray Bradbury
(5/17/2019)

Jeff Bezos Tries Waldoes (Robotic Hands)
re: Robert Heinlein
(5/15/2019)

Asimov and Musk - Boring Company Tunnel vs. Street Race
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/13/2019)

Project Dylan - Amazon's Voice-Activated Wearable That Recognizes Human Emotions
re: Shoji Kawamori
(5/11/2019)

Tesla Diagnoses Itself, Sends Part Request
re: WF Wallace
(5/9/2019)

Lilium Electric Air Taxi Prototype
re: Isaac Asimov
(5/7/2019)

Swedes Premiere T-Pod Driverless Electric Truck
re: 2695
(5/5/2019)

HEL TVD Laser System To Be Built By Dynetics Lockheed Martin
re: HG Wells
(5/3/2019)

Alcarelle Synthetic Alcohol Like Star Trek Synthehol
re: Harry Harrison
(5/1/2019)

Datagrid Model Generation Perfect For Eternal Cities Of Science Fiction
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/29/2019)

Kazahk Ironist Protester Arrested For Blank Sign Protest
re: Larry Niven
(4/27/2019)

Bitcoin Surges Again, To $7,000
re: Bruce Sterling
(4/25/2019)

China Develops Taste Testing Robots
re: Anthony Boucher
(4/23/2019)

North Sea Stone Age Reconstruction And Philip K Dick
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/21/2019)

Tesla Robotaxis Will Automatically Recharge Themselves
re: Stephen Barr
(4/19/2019)

New Lifelike Material Powered By Artificial Metabolism
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(4/17/2019)

Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD
re: Clifford Simak
(4/15/2019)

Elon Musk Foretells Tesla Sans Steering Wheel
re: David Keller
(4/13/2019)

Adversarial Patches Trick Computer Vision
re: William Gibson
(4/11/2019)

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