All of the projects the scientists mention are straight from the game. Though the snarky comments are mine, of course. In the end, the one for resurrecting fossils is the only one that ever gets made. (Unless you count that odd online mini-game thing from Black/White as the dream machine.) Though, there was a fossil resurrection machine back in Red/Blue, which is supposed to be set several years before Ruby/Sapphire. So either this guy is too spacey to realize that his invention has been done before, or he's trying to rip off someone else's invention.