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BMW's Remote Valet Parking Assistant

'Mary... claimed her car from the robopark...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941. (SF in the News)

HAVOC Over Venus ala Bespin

'Cloud City is an installation on the planet Bespin...'- George Lucas, 1980. (SF in the News)

Neuroscientist Works Toward Virtual Immortality ala Clarke

'Nothing will be left of Jeserac but a galaxy of electrons frozen in the heart of a crystal.'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1956. (SF in the News)

A Basic Income TED Talk

'They de-emphasized what lack of work would do to Mr. Everyman'- Philip Jose Farmer, 1967. (SF in the News)

Smart Window Tints, Powers Itself

'The polawindow, which he tuned to clear transmission.'- Frank Herbert, 1972. (SF in the News)

What Can Magic Leap Expect From New 'Chief Futurist' Neal Stephenson?

'The goggles throw a light, smoky haze across his eyes...'- Neal Stephenson, 1992. (SF in the News)

Should SETI Talk To Molecular Cloud Barnard 68?

'I myself am building basic chemicals at about 10,000,000,000 times the rate at which building is occurring on the whole ... surface of your planet.'- Fred Hoyle, 1957. (SF in the News)

EXACTO Bullets Change Course In Mid-Air

'This little weapon ejects a rather ingenious missile...'- Philip E. High, 1966. (SF in the News)

LikeAGlove Smart Garment Knows Your Size

'The tailor set moving a mechanism...'- HG Wells, 1898. (SF in the News)

Button-Pushing Robots Have Taken Our Jobs, Thankfully

'The ten forked ends of each arm commenced a rattling pressing of the buttons.'- Schachner and Zagat, 1931. (SF in the News)

Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone

I think this is a really interesting device, and I haven't heard very much about it. (SF in the News)

Small Molecule Walker Takes First Steps

'The bits were in motion.'-- Philip K. Dick, 1955. (SF in the News)

US Navy Laser Ready For Use

Fifty years from cartoon to reality. Thanks to a lot of engineers and visionaries. (SF in the News)

Fast Lightweight Autonomy Indoor Drones For DARPA

'the Scarab buzzed into the great workroom... and sought the security of a shadowed corner.'- Raymond Z. Gallun, 1936. (SF in the News)

Ninebot One Self-Balancing Wheel

'It had been a long time since the Chief Engineer had ridden one of these silly-looking little vehicles...'- Robert Heinlein, 1941 (SF in the News)

FuturICT Knowledge Accelerator And Psychohistory

'The reactions of human conglomerates to fixed social and economic stimuli...' (SF in the News)

Stellar Navigation Based On Network Analysis

'We are a traveling people. We need a travel station here.'- Clifford Simak, 1963. (SF in the News)

New 'Smart-Skin' Senses Pressure, Humidity, Heat

'You can even sense with your fingertips...'- Martin Caidin, 1972. (SF in the News)

Mimo Baby Monitor

'In every diaper there is a fine copper wire.'- David H. Keller, 1928. (SF in the News)

RocketSkates Motorized Skates

'In reality they were Tele-motor-coasters.'- Hugo Gernsback, 1911. (SF in the News)

Virtual Immortality by Arthur C. Clarke

A method for storing the mind and memories of a person, and recalling and reconstituting them at will. From the 1956 story The City and the Stars (new Technovelgy item)

Right Angle Projectile by Philip E. High

A missile that turns at right angles after being fired. From the 1966 story The Mad Metropolis (new Technovelgy item)

Antigrav by Theodore Sturgeon

A device or substance that negates gravity. From the 1941 story The Artnan Process (new Technovelgy item)

Mini-Sneaker by Brian Herbert

A small, airborne surveillance device. From the 1972 story The Godmakers (new Technovelgy item)

Astrogator by David Lasser

A person who acts as navigator for s space ship. From the 1931 story The Conquest of Space (new Technovelgy item)

Donnersprache by Dean Ing

A hypnotic transceiver that enhances the charisma of speakers. From the 1991 story Silent Thunder (new Technovelgy item)

Voice by Frank Herbert

Combines exceptional insight into personalty with voice modulation to achieve control over individuals. From the 1965 story Dune (new Technovelgy item)

Atomics by Lester del Rey

The field of nuclear energy. From the 1942 story Nerves (new Technovelgy item)