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Magnetic Shell
A munition that is powerfully attracted to ferrous ships.
(From The Great Stone of Sardis [1897] by Frank Stockton)
Sensitive Robot Fingers
Special sensory capabilities of robotic appendages.
(From The Exile of Time [1931] by Ray Cummings)
Kundrenaline
Revives even a dead man's heart.
(From The Hands of Aten [1931] by H.G. Winter)
Synthetic Food Factories
Food production without soil.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Building With Lunar Materials
Using a planet's materials to make what you need.
(From The Moon is Hell [1950] by John W. Campbell)
Tractatruck
Combination tractor and truck used for hauling and exploration.
(From The Moon is Hell [1950] by John W. Campbell)
Atomic Pistol
Reduces the target to atomic dust.
(From Mutiny on Mercury [1932] by Clifford Simak)
Torpoon
Clever portmanteau of "torpedo" and "harpoon", an underwater whaling craft.
(From Seed of the Arctic Ice [1939] by H.G. Winter)
Electro-Magnet Anchor
Attach a line to a spacecraft hull.
(From The Space Rover [1932] by Edwin K. Sloat)
Vacuum Cylinder
Traveling first class, but like mail, in a tube system.
(From Wandl, The Invader [1939] by Ray Cummings)
Mirror Grid Multiple-View Surveillance Panel
Very modern presentation of multiple camera viewpoints selectable using one monitor screen.
(From Wandl, The Invader [1939] by Ray Cummings)
Isolation Barrage
Device prevents eavesdropping.
(From Wandl, The Invader [1939] by Ray Cummings)
Minus-Matter
Material that negates weight.
(From Red Star [1908] by Aleksandr Bogdanov)
Etheroneph
Spacefraft fueled by radioactive materials.
(From Red Star [1908] by Aleksandr Bogdanov)
Metal Desk Car
A combination work desk and vehicle for librarians and researchers; part desk part carnival ride.
(From Ben Gleed, King of Speed [1939] by Don Wilcox)
Electric Brain Stimulator
A device that coordinated the waves of the brain with an external device to improve performance.
(From Ben Gleed, King of Speed [1939] by Don Wilcox)
Singleship
A spacecraft designed for use by one person.
(From Death by Ecstasy [1969] by Larry Niven)
Radio-Facsimile Receiver
A device that prints a newspaper in your home.
(From Ben Gleed, King of Speed [1939] by Don Wilcox)
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