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Another Soil Bacterium Eats Plastic
‘…the plastic was dissolved before his eyes.’ – Michael Crichton, 1969. (3/17/2020)

reLive Memorial Come Back As A Tree
‘It was time – time to go again. She touched the leaf. She was wanted.’ – Philip K. Dick, 1954. (3/15/2020)

Engineered Living Building Materials
‘… it was the cheapest building material known.’ Larry Niven, 1968. (3/13/2020)

Draw Circuits With Conductive Ink
‘It’s rewiring things… squeezing silver toothpaste in a ribbon along the printed circuitry.’ (3/11/2020)

Arkangel: Automatic Visual Censoring
It’s whatever the Party says it is, Winston. (3/9/2020)

NASA Competition To Design A Bucket Drum For Moon Mining
‘There was a heap of discarded ore where Grantline had carted and dumped it…’ – Ray Cummings, 1930. (3/7/2020)

Medical Assistant Robot May Roam The Halls Of Hospitals
‘Take care, sir.’ (3/5/2020)

No Autonomous Trucks? Wait, What?
‘…it resembled conventional human-operated transportation vehicles, but with one exception — there was no driver’s cabin.’ – Philip K. Dick, 1955. (3/3/2020)

As Big As A Biltong – World’s Largest 3D Printer
‘Huge and old, it squatted in the center of the settlement park… On the concrete platform… lay a heap of originals to be duplicated.’ – Philip K. Dick, 1956. (3/1/2020)

Drones Used To Smuggle Contraband Into Prison
‘And some mega chip inside so it never runs into anything and no cop ever sees it.’ – Bruce Sterling, 1994. (2/29/2020)

Are You Ready For Commercial Space Travel?
‘It wasn’t a pleasant trip; it was a miserable trip on a miserable, undersized tourist rocket…’ – Pohl/Kornbluth, 1952. (2/27/2020)

Amplified Nerves Lead To Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hands
‘The electrical impulses generated by your brain command everything…’ – Martin Caidin, 1972. (2/25/2020)
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Jumpship
A spaceship capable of making interstellar jumps, that is, it could move over vast distances instantaneously.
(From The Lady Was A Tramp [1957] by Rose  Sharon)

Pneumatic-Tube Zone
The portion of a city that is served by direct tubes to each dwelling.
(From Mechanocracy [1932] by Miles J.  Breuer)

Vandelite Gun
An artillery device that freezes the explosive material for firing so it doesn’t explode in the gun when it fires.
(From The World Masters [1903] by George  Griffith)

Aerial Navies
Use of vast numbers of air-ships (planes) to overwhelm land defenses.
(From The World Masters [1903] by George  Griffith)

Death-Ray
A thin ray of electric light that melts flesh away from the bone.
(From The World Masters [1903] by George  Griffith)

Hypomatrin
A spinal anesthetic that allows the reformation of personality.
(From The Confession of Dr. DeKalb [1939] by Stanton A.  Coblentz)

Penetron
A synthetic substance that is opaque unless penetrated by infra-red.
(From Redmask of the Outlands [1934] by Nat  Schachner)

Invisibility Magnets
They can cloak a space ship by bending light around it.
(From Redmask of the Outlands [1934] by Nat  Schachner)

Hypno-Ligation
A means of psychological control over an individual.
(From Dune [1965] by Frank  Herbert)

Wine Pellets
Fine wine in convenient, dried form.
(From Redmask of the Outlands [1934] by Nat  Schachner)

Jump
Instantaneous movement over vast distances, points many light-years apart.
(From Invaders From The Infinite [1932] by John W.  Campbell)

Slide Rule w/Radio Attachment
Slide rule communicates results immediately with computer.
(From Mission to the Stars [1955] by A.E.  van Vogt)

Smart Piston Spokes
A car that uses a set of pistons that feels and reacts to the surface to move around.
(From Heavy Weather [1994] by Bruce  Sterling)

Flexible Car Map
A nonrigid map that extrudes from the dashboard of a car when needed.
(From Heavy Weather [1994] by Bruce  Sterling)

Robots Refuse To Serve Man
When robots evolve their own perspectives, and ultimately refuse to act as servants to human beings.
(From The Mentanicals [1934] by Francis  Flagg)

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