By Nicholas Harris

Describes how a college is equipped over 12 months and provides a bird's eye view of the complete approach in 8 scenes.

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The nib of a felttip pen is made of nylon fibres, which soak up ink from the pen’s body. Printing then Hand lettering was slow. Things speeded up with the invention of the printing press. Whole pages of a book could now be set up and inked from movable type. Movable type is reversed. It prints the right way around. Setting type Printing press Printing now Most books and newspapers today are printed on massive machines called web presses. A book is designed on a computer, and then printed on a large sheet of paper, which is later cut up into pages.

Get the point This 19th-century Vaccines are inhaler was used to send patients medicines that to sleep before stop people from surgery. catching diseases. Today we inject vaccines, but when Ether-soaked sponges. first discovered they were simply wiped onto a cut because syringes had not been invented. The surgeon sees Numb that pain Before the discovery of anaesthetic to knock somebody out, many patients having surgery had to be tied or held down. The first anaesthetic was a liquid called ether.

Make me invisible This clever invention makes it appear as if its wearer is see-through. A tiny camera films what is going on behind the wearer’s back, and this is shown on the front. Results of a “smell” test are printed on a computer screen. An intelligent kitchen These cooks are actually scientists. They are trying out a computer “nose” that can tell how fresh a food is and suggest things to add to cook up a dish. Future facts • Imagine pressing a button on the spine of a book to change the text inside.

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