Had I the time, I'd create a blog to identify new technologies that seem to come straight off the pages or screens of my favorite sci-fi. Case in point -- the new "Science on a Sphere" 3-D projection system from the Earth System Research Lab of the U.S. DOC & NOAA [from Information Aesthetics].
[image from Information Aesthetics]
It looks suspiciously like the holographic plans of a certain space-based weapon retrieved by the Rebellion, no?
[image from theforce.net]