Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
UHF Shower Eye of Cat Zelazny  1982
Ullran Enunciator Uller Uprising Piper  1952
Ultimate Football League (UFL) The Sun Also Explodes Nakashima-Brown  2008
Ultra-Communicator Galactic Patrol Smith  1937
Ultraflash The Andromeda Strain Crichton  1969
Ultra-Light Vision System Space Hounds of IPC Smith  1931
Ultramicrominiature Waldo Time Enough For Love Heinlein  1973
Ultra-microrobot - small as an insect A Menace in Miniature Gallun  1937
Ultraminiature Spy-Circuit The Unknown Anvil  1972
Ultraphone Ear-Disc - no need for Bluetooth Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultraset (Ultrawave Set) - fast comm Habit del Rey  1939
Ultra-Telescope Ray The Moon Weed Vincent  1931
Ultra-Vibrator Into Another Dimension Duclos  1939
Ultrawave - FTL communication Triplanetary Smith  1934
Ultrawave Relay (or Hyperwave Relay) - first use of FTL communication Foundation Asimov  1951
Ultron Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultron Wire Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Ultrophone - FTL communication Armageddon: 2419 A.D. Nowlan  1928
Undercover Detective Robot - who am I? The Velvet Glove Harrison  1956
Underground MagLev Train Dream Park Niven (w/S. Barnes)  1981
Underpeople The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Smith  1950
Undersea Mining 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Verne  1875
Undersea Restaurant The Star King Vance  1964
Unicephalon 40-D - yes, mr. president Stand-By Dick  1963
Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth) - automated religion THX 1138 Lucas  1970
Uniflesh - skin for every occasion The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Unit Analyst Robot The Chromium Fence Dick  1955
Universal Card - every planet you want to be Hyperion Simmons  1989
Universal Checkbook - radioactive checking The Door Into Summer Heinlein  1956
Universal Dictionary - grandfather of the electronic dictionary The Star Beast Heinlein  1954
Universal Technical Consultative Service The Star King Vance  1964
UPUD First to Fight Sherman (w/Cragg)  1997
U-Stor-It - go store yourself Snow Crash Stephenson  1992
Usuform Robot - not a mechanical man Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Usuform Robot Bartender - with tentacles Q.U.R. Boucher  1943
Uterine Replicator Shards of Honor Bujold  1986

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Mobility Scooters Go Offroad
re: David H. Keller
(7/12/2016)

RAMST - Robotically Assembled Modular Space Telescope
re: Charles Sheffield
(7/11/2016)

Terminal Snooping At Bloomberg
re: Frank Herbert
(7/10/2016)

Will There Be A Digital Afterlife?
re: Samuel R. Delany
(7/9/2016)

ROCKY - Resistive Overload Combined With Kinetic Yo-Yo
re: Murray Leinster
(7/8/2016)

China Bans Self-Driving Car Testing
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(7/7/2016)

Robotic Lawnmower Fulfills SciFi Homeowner's Dreams
re: Clifford Simak
(7/6/2016)

7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
re: H. Beam Piper
(7/5/2016)

Beta-Ti3Au Titanium-Gold Alloy Hardest Tissue-Compatible Metal
re: Various
(7/4/2016)

Solar Plane Circles The Globe
re: Roger Zelazny
(7/3/2016)

Audiobooks - Fastest Growing Format In Publishing
re: Stanislaw Lem
(7/2/2016)

SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
re: Pohl - Cornbluth
(7/1/2016)

Martian-Grown Food Might Be Fine
re: Andy Weir
(6/30/2016)

MARLO Robot Attempts Wave Field
re: Henry Slesar
(6/29/2016)

3RDiTEK Lifeblogging Headband Camera
re: Charles Stross
(6/28/2016)

3D-Printed Biohybrid Is A Tissue-Engineered Robot
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/27/2016)

Steerable Locusts Detect Explosives
re: Thomas A. Easton
(6/26/2016)

No Human Drivers By 2040 - Israel
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/25/2016)

Graphene Ultracapacitor Airships For Heavy Lifting
re: George Griffith
(6/24/2016)

Uber Hires Robot Security Guard
re: Philip K Dick
(6/23/2016)

Mind-Altering Drugs Administered Deep Into The Brain
re: Greg Bear
(6/22/2016)

Are There Diamond Planets?
re: Frank Stockton
(6/21/2016)

Robot Lawyers And Robot Judges Now Everywhere
re: Frederik Pohl
(6/20/2016)

Roam-e Flying Selfie Drone Cam
re: Karen Traviss
(6/19/2016)

 

 

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