Friday, April 10, 2009

Scientific words from science fiction

Here's a lively topic: what words used in science and technology today were created in science fiction? (Did you know "robot" is from a play written in 1920 by Karel Capek called R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) while "robotics" came along two decades later in an Isaac Asimov story?) A lively discussion follows the "Top 9" list.

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