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Impressio Librorum (Book Printing), plate 4 from the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times), c. 1580–1605, engraving by Theodoor Galle after a drawing by Jan van der Straet, c. 1550; in the British Museum. Photograph, J.R. Freeman & Co. Ltd.

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October/November 2019
The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), a South Australian advanced manufacturing hub specialising in microfluidic sensors, has partnered with NASA to help Australian researchers develop develop health assessment tools for space travellers – sensors to monitor health through the testing of bodily fluids such as sweat and saliva.
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“Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall soon flow in inexhaustible streams the most abundant and most marvellous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of man! Through it God will spread His Word. A spring of pure truth shall flow from it! Like a new star, it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine among men.”

Lines written in the Gutenberg Bible by Johannes Gutenberg

~ The engraving from the British Museum is reproduced in the online Encyclopaedia Brittanica: (accessed 22 January 2020)
~ The Hubble Ultra Deep Field image was produced by NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) (accessed 6 January 2020)
~ The quote from Johannes Gutenberg can be found at (accessed 23 January 2020)

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