How fiction inspires science
How did Frankenstein inspire the pacemaker? How did a novel pave the way for the Moon landings? For hundreds of years, real-world science and engineering have been shown the way forward by the weird and wonderful imaginings of writers and film makers.
Read Our story
- Come up with your own invention that might inspire future science. Draw a picture of it — with some explanatory notes about what it does.
- After watching the video, write a page on the fascinating story behind the creation of the first pacemaker.