Aussie Inventions That Changed The World

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 8 - Super Vision

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Australian inventions transformed how we see the world around us. William and Lawrence Bragg invented X-ray Crystallography to reveal the atomic structure of crystals. Charles Tait created the world's first Feature Film.
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Season 1, Episode 7 - Airborne

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Inventors who got us airborne typify perseverance. Lawrence Hargrave, who was ridiculed for his Box Kites, laid the foundation for all modern aviation. David Warren's Black Box helped make flying the safest form of transport.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Food Preservation

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Food Preservation has been a major challenge throughout Australia's history. James Harrison invented a process of refrigeration that could make Artificial Ice on a commercial scale and Tom Angove invented the Wine Cask.
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Season 1, Episode 5 - Medicine

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Four mavericks risked their careers testing these ground-breaking medical inventions, including the world's first Pacemaker, Spray On Skin to help severe burns victims recover quickly, and Ansell's Disposable Medical Gloves.
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Farm Smart

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The push for smarter farming is at the core of Australia's tough agricultural history. The Stump Jump Plough, Frederic Wolseley's Mechanical Shears, the Ute, and a fur-cutting machine that led to the iconic Akubra.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Wartime

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The fires of war become the forges of Australian invention. William Scurry invented a decoy Drip Rifle to help Anzacs evacuate from Gallipoli, and Adelaide-born Howard Florey and his team developed the wonder drug Penicillin.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Communication

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Australian inventors have boldly re-imagined communication across the spectrum of technologies, from Graeme Clark's extraordinary Bionic Ear delivered deaf patients the sound of speech to the world's first high-speed WiFi.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Home Life

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The stories behind four inventions to improve home life: Gilbert Toyne's rotary clothes hoist, Myra Taylor's boneless corset, Mervyn Richardson's Victa Lawn Mower, and Dr Steve Cummings and Bruce Thompson's dual flush toilet.
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