Fictional technology
Fictional technology is an umbrella term for technological processes and devices that don't exist in reality, proposed or described in many different contexts:Examples of such fictional technologies a...
Exploratory engineering
Exploratory engineering is a term coined by K. Eric Drexler to describe the process of designing and analyzing detailed hypothetical models of systems that are not feasible with current technologies o...
Star Rigger
A Star rigger is a person in author Jeffrey Carver's Star Rigger universe books who pilots a spacecraft through the hyperspace realm known as "the Flux."
Ships can be piloted by a solo rigger, or ...
Space warfare in fiction
Space warfare has served as a central theme within the science-fiction genre. One can trace its roots back to classical times, and to the "future war" novels of the nineteenth century. An interplaneta...
Danger Room
The Danger Room is a fictional training facility built for the X-Men of Marvel Comics as part of the various incarnations of the X-Mansion.
An obstacle course in which the X-Men train appears in T...
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Weapons in science fiction
Strange and exotic weapons are a recurring theme in science fiction. In some cases, weapons first introduced in science fiction have now been made a reality. Other science fiction weapons remain purel...
Alderson drive
The Alderson drive, named after Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Dan Alderson, is a fictional device that enables instantaneous interstellar transportation. It is featured in the CoDominium series ...
Cryptex
The word cryptex is a neologism coined by the author Dan Brown for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, denoting a portable vault used to hide secret messages. It is a combination of the words cryptology...
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Anti-gravity
Anti-gravity is an idea of creating a place or object that is free from the force of gravity. It does not refer to the lack of weight under gravity experienced in free fall or orbit, or to balancing t...
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S.P.I.N. (Super-Power-Inhibiting Nanobots) Technology
S.P.I.N. (Super-Power-Inhibiting Nanobots) Technology or S.P.I.N. Tech is a fictional type of nanotechnology found in Marvel Comics.
S.P.I.N. Tech was first mentioned in Avengers: The Initiative #...
Resizing (fiction)
Resizing (including size-changing, miniaturization, growth, shrinking, and enlargement) is a recurring theme in fiction, in particular in fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction.
There are many...
Kardashev scale
The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. The scale has three designated catego...
Knightmare Frame
Knightmare Frames (ナイトメアフレーム, Naitomea Furēmu), or simply Knightmares, officially designated as the Humanoid Autonomous Armored Knight, are a form of mecha in the Sunrise anime series Code Gea...
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Wormholes in fiction
A wormhole, also known as an Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is a postulated method, within the general theory of relativity, of moving from one point in space to another without crossing the space between. Wo...
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DeLorean time machine
The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future franchise. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett Brown builds a time machine from a DeL...
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Odor amplifier
The odor amplifier is a fictional invention that is described in the 1970 novel Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry: A Novel, by mechanical engineer Thomas A. McMahon. In the novel, it is invente...
Electric Pentacle
The "electric pentacle" is a fictional electronic device invented by author William Hope Hodgson and used in several of his short stories about Carnacki the Ghost-Finder.The device consists of a serie...
The Artifact (Eureka)
Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in Oregon call...
List of mutagens in fiction
Mutagens, agents that change the genetic material of an organism and increase the frequency of mutations above the natural background level, are a popular plot device in science fiction and video game...
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Talkboy
The Talkboy is a portable variable-speed cassette player and recorder manufactured by Tiger Electronics (now owned by Hasbro) in the early 1990s. It was originally conceived as a non-working prop for ...
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Replicator (Star Trek)
In Star Trek a replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects. Replicators were originally seen used to synthesize meals on demand, but in later series they took on many other use...
Robopsychology
Robopsychology is the study of the personalities of intelligent machines. The term was coined by Isaac Asimov in the short stories collected in I, Robot, which featured robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calv...
Biorobotics
Biorobotics is a term that loosely covers the fields of cybernetics, bionics and even genetic engineering as a collective study.Biorobotics is often used to refer to a real subfield of robotics: study...