Famous Australian Ideas and Innovations
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You're going to be very surprised at some of the great inventions Australians have been responsible for...
Heck, Aussie are even responsible for turning dishwater and beer into electricity, AND running cars on nothing but water!
This page presents a variety of those for your perusal - please REFRESH to see a different selection of ten Aussie innovations.
To find out more, can I suggest you visit
The Power House Museum and Questacon
- Developed by Dr Saul Weiner, Redback Spider Antivenom was released in 1956.
- Shepherd Castors are strong, easily manoeuvrable dome-shaped castors for furniture, and replaced traditional pivoted wheel castors. They were developed by George Shepherd in 1946.
- In 1972 Dynamic Lifter - an organic fertiliser made from chook manure - was invented.
- Interscan - an aircraft approach and landing guidance system using microwaves - was successfully tested at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne in 1975
- The first Black Box Flight Recorder recorded the pilot's voice and some instrument readings was invented in 1958 by Dr David Warren from Melbourne. It is now used in aircraft worldwide.
- Scientists at the CSIRO near Bathurst in NSW, conducted the first successful cloud seeding experiments, making rain fall in 1946.
- In 1929, Alfred Traeger invented the Pedal Wireless - a pedal-operated generator which was connected to a wireless
- Longtime household glove maker, Ansell, introduced disposable latex gloves for use in surgery in 1964.
- In 1983, Australia II won the America's Cup in part due to the revolutionary winged keel designed by Ben Lexcen.
- A lightweight, fully-enclosed hybrid toilet system which needs no water and requires minimal maintenance was released in 1998.
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Written by coais
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