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
- John McGarvie Smith donated his secret discovery of an anthrax vaccine to the NSW Government in 1918.
- Scientists at the CSIRO near Bathurst in NSW, conducted the first successful cloud seeding experiments, making rain fall in 1946.
- In Victoria, the first prototype of a solar water heating system was developed by the CSIRO in 1953
- The world's first plastic spectacle lenses, 60% lighter than glass lenses, were designed in 1960 by Scientific Optical Laboratories.
- It's now the most popular form of house construction. But, since 1928 brick veneer cladding has changed the face of Australia's urban and rural environments.
- In 1929, Alfred Traeger invented the Pedal Wireless - a pedal-operated generator which was connected to a wireless
- Racecam - the lightweight, fixed camera first used in car racing - was developed by Geoff Healey in 1979 and has changed sports broadcasting worldwide.
- Automated betting at horse races was made possible with the Automatic Totalisator invented by George Julius in 1913.
- A lightweight, fully-enclosed hybrid toilet system which needs no water and requires minimal maintenance was released in 1998.
- In 1983, Australia II won the America's Cup in part due to the revolutionary winged keel designed by Ben Lexcen.
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Written by coais
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