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 has been shown the way forward by the weird and wonderful imaginings of writers and film makers.

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Activities

  1. Come up with your own invention that might inspire future science. Draw a picture of it — with some explanatory notes about what it does.
  2. After watching the video, write a page on your own account of the fascinating story behind the creation of the first pacemaker.