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List of Australian Inventions, we invented it bitches:
1. Black box flight recorder
In 1961 Dave Warren created the black box flight recorder - the device that records voices from the cockpit as well as flight data. The durable boxes
were designed to replay the final moments before a plane crash, revealing what went wrong. Today, every commercial plane flies with a black box and
the recorder sits in the back of planes, to reduce the chances of damage during a crash.
2. Spray-on skin
In 1999 Professor Fiona Wood patented her spray-on skin technique. The innovation involves taking a small patch of the victim's healthy skin and
using it to grow new skin cells in a laboratory. The new skin cells are then sprayed on the victim's damaged skin. This process significantly reduces
recovery time and scarring. Fiona and her spray-on skin technique played a key role in treating burns victims from the 2002 Bali bombings. Fiona and
her team are credited with saving the lives of 28 people.
3. Electronic pacemaker
In 1926 Dr Mark Lidwill made an impromptu pacemaker at Sydney's Crown Street Women's Hospital. A newborn patient was suffering from heart problems,
so Mark connected the baby's heart to electrodes which stimulated the heartbeat with electric pulses. Concerned about the ethical issues involved
with his invention, Mark declined recognition and patents for his invention that has saved many people throughout the world.
4. Google Maps
From 2003 to 2004 brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen developed the platform for Google Maps.
5. Medical application of penicillin
In 1939 Howard Florey, with a team of scientists, purified penicillin from a special strain of mould. The team demonstrated penicillin's ability to
fight bacterial infection in mice and, later, humans. The antibiotic was mass produced and used to aid victims of World War II. Penicillin has been
used around the world saving many lives through the combating of infection by common bacteria. Today, it is still widely used in combating infections,
but its efficacy is at risk from the growing resistance to the antibiotic.
6. Polymer bank notes
Plastic bank notes were developed in a combined effort by the Reserve Bank of Australia and CSIRO. The polymer material of the bank notes makes them
very durable and counterfeit resistant. The bank notes first circulated in Australia in 1988.
7. Cochlear implant (bionic ear)
In 1978 Professor Graeme Clark successfully tested the bionic ear. Cochlear implants are devices that are implanted into the head to electronically
stimulate the auditory nerve. Graeme's motivation to advance hearing loss technology was spawned from his father's inadequate hearing.
8. Electric drill
In 1889 Australian electrical engineer Arthur James Arnot patented the world's first electric drill. The invention was originally designed to drill
rock and dig coal.
9. Winged keel
Ben Lexcen, an Australian yachtsman and marine architect, created the winged keel, a nearly horizontal foil, or wing, at the base of a sailing boat
keel. They are typically found on high-performance sail boats. The winged keel made its debut in 1983 in America's Cup on Australia II.
In 1972 Bill Mollison had the epiphany which led to the development of permaculture, a concept that uses a natural approach to designing
self-sufficient human settlements and agricultural systems. Today permaculture is an alternative to chemical-based agriculture which can be harmful to
humans and the environment
11. Wi-fi technology
In 1992 John O' Sullivan and the CSIRO developed wi-fi technology. John and his colleagues were originally looking for black holes when they realised
the potential of the technology.
12. Ultrasound scanner
In 1976 Ausonics commercialised the ultrasound scanner. While studying ultrasound technology, CSIRO's Ultrasonic Research Centre discovered a way to
differentiate ultrasound echoes bouncing off soft tissue in the body and converting them to TV images. This discovery forever changed pre-natal care
as it gave expecting parents a window to the foetus without x-ray exposure. Ultrasound technology is also used in the diagnoses of medical problems of
the breast, abdomen, and reproductive organs.
13. Plastic spectacle lenses
In 1960 Sola Optical released the first scratch-resistant plastic lens for glasses. The technology was further developed to create the first plastic
bifocal, trifocal, and progressive-focus lenses. Plastic lenses are used throughout the world due to their many benefits including safety, their light
weight, and durability.
14. Inflatable escape slide and raft
In 1965 Jack Grant, of Qantas, invented the inflatable aircraft escape slide, which is now mandatory safety equipment on all major airlines. The
slides also can be used as a flotation device if the aircraft lands on wate