Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
Zag House First He Died (Time and Again) Simak  1951
Zed-Ray Blood of the Moon Cummings  1936
Zero-G Ashtray Waldo Heinlein  1942
Zero-G Cups Space Tug Leinster  1953
Zero-Ray An Adventure in Futurity Smith  1931
Zero-Time Jail - no time off for good behavior A World Out of Time Niven  1976
Zip Paper Mariposa Bear  2009
Zoo Fences - made of acid The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977

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Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
re: Orson Scott Card
(6/11/2016)

Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/10/2016)

Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
re: Michael Crichton
(6/9/2016)

Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
re: Larry Niven
(6/8/2016)

Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
re:
(6/7/2016)

Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
re: Larry Niven
(6/6/2016)

First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
re: Eando Binder
(6/5/2016)

First US Clinical Trial For Wearable Artificial Kidney
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/4/2016)

Open Bionics To Produce Deus Ex Prosthetic Designs
re: Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal
(6/3/2016)

Human-Carrying Drone Taxi 184 Approved For Test Flights
re: James Blish
(6/2/2016)

Skating On Mars' Frozen Pools
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/1/2016)

Google Working On A 'Cutoff Switch' For AI
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/29/2016)

Vi Artificially Intelligent Personal Trainer
re: Manga Clamp
(5/28/2016)

Bigelow To Offer Inflatable Lunar Bases
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/27/2016)

Space Station Room Inflated! (Time-Lapse Video)
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/26/2016)

Jeff Bezos Wants Orbiting Factories (Clarke-style)
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(5/25/2016)

Autonomous Cars: The Year Of Driving Dangerously
re: Daniel Suarez
(5/24/2016)

Kuka Robots Mastering Tennis Now
re: Frederik Pohl
(5/23/2016)

Skingun Now More Advanced, Apparently
re: Philip K. Dick
(5/22/2016)

Railguns For Surface Ships
re: John W. Campbell
(5/21/2016)

Six Amazing Surgical Robots In One Video
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(5/20/2016)

 

 

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