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fishnet and tree barks emerged as raw materials for paper production. These ensured ease in carrying and storage. According to (Binns, 2007), although resulting from an experiment by alchemists, Gunpowder was perfected and used for military applications, making explosives and as signal flares. Modern fireworks were as a result of adding metals to gunpowder creating colors that brilliantly showed during fireworks displays. Printing is a culture that dates back to ancient
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china. The movable printing technique was invented during the Song dynasty. Fired clay characters that were reusable were the first to be invented followed by wooden and later metal movable types (Binns, 2007). A compass referred as south pointer that was made from a bronze plate and a spoon was invented in between 206BC and 23AD. Later during Tang dynasty, scholars devised magnetized iron needles that were used for compasses for navigation. Many ships especially trading ones sailed from china during song dynasty to Saudi Arabia with ease since the compass would direct them hence not get lost (Deng.Y et al, 2011). The most useful invention of all was paper. This is due to its many uses in our modern world. Paper historians from the United Kingdom estimated that there are uses of paper that can be identified today. It is something that can be laminated, written on, colored, printed and even coated. Naturally it is combustible but can be made to become fire retardant (Deng.Y et al, 2011).
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