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|Culture & Science - Science|
|Thursday, 09 April 2009 17:09|
Science and science fiction are closely related, not only because the word science is in both terms. The science fiction used as the engine of his stories, or as a framework, many times. But the reverse is also true, namely that science is based on fiction. Today we're going to bring new examples from the book Brave New Words, the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction.
These are words that originated in novels or science fiction stories, and then went to the science or technology. Most of the writers who created them were also scientists.
It seems a word that had always existed at least since the advent of robots and all the science and technology related to them, that means the term. The history of robots goes back to the first century BC. But the word robot was invented by writer Isaac Asimov in his short story "Liar," published in 1941.
Was not created by scientists this term? No. The term used to discuss the handling and transfer of DNA from one organism to another, was coined by writer Jack Williamson in his novel The Island of the Dragon, published in 1951. Williamson term is also responsible for Terraforming , Used extensively in science fiction, and later adopted by astronomy.
Zero or zero gravity G
It is a term used to refer to the absence of gravity in space, such as the International Space Station. It was created by Jack Binder, an artist, but released by the writer Arthur C. Clarke, in both forms in his 1952 novel Islands in the sky.
Deep space (Deep Space)
Used in science to refer to the space beyond our own atmosphere. Also used to talk about the total vacuum of space, or the empty space between stars. It was coined by writer EE Smith in 1934.
It is a type of propulsion or spacecraft engine that is based on the emission of charged particles driven in the opposite direction to which you want to go. But it was not invented by aerospace engineers, but again by the writer Jack Williamson, this time for his story "The Equalizer", 1947.
It is a suit that stable pressure of the occupant, thus leaving the space. Nor was invented by an engineer or scientist, but by another writer, EE Smith again.
Worm or Worm