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Title The New Inventors
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary Featuring new ideas to lessen the pressure of lifelong trailer commitment; quickly and easily detect dangerous bacteria; uphold hygiene standards in the poultry industry.Hosted by James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors showcases bright minds from across the country as they discover ingenious solutions to the problems of our lives. Deciding the winner of these three inventions are: futurist and author Mark Pesce, science broadcaster Bernie Hobbs, and surgeon and inventor Professor Fiona Wood. Inventions featured on the program: GARTH HITCH - by inventors Ian Garth and Jarrod Thompson from VICDifferent types of trailers require particular tow couplings. If you don't have the correct coupling, you can't safely connect the trailer. But what if you want to use different types of trailers? In this modern world, does anyone really want to commit to one trailer for their entire life? Ian, a mechanic who has been welding since he was seven, and Jarrod, a former member of the Monash Formula SAE Race Team and recent Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate, decided to lessen the pressure of lifelong trailer commitment.The Garth Hitch allows you to change from one hitch type to another in a matter of minutes. The change can be done by a single person with a spanner and both hitches remain attached to the truck. The invention is not only handy for individual users, it will also increase the versatility of small companies, allowing them to have a single vehicle that can adapt to all trailer types.GALD - by inventor Russell Connally from NSWFluorescence microscopy is an essential tool in the detection of disease organisms. However, biological samples often contain numerous components that are intrinsically fluorescent, making it difficult to detect the few pathogens that may be present. This increases the chances that a number of serious diseases can go undetected.The GALD is a portable device that eliminates autofluorescence in biological samples, so that dangerous bacteria can be detected much quicker and more easily. It works by using a spinning filter that reflects light onto the sample so that the fluorescence is maximised, while simultaneously cutting light to the viewer, making the fluorescent bacteria more visible. SKIDSTEER BROOM - by inventors Garry Baum and Ronald O'Conner from VICIt's comforting to know that hygiene standards in the poultry industry have become a lot stronger. However, the tools needed to achieve this standard have not kept up with the times. Poultry sheds often have floors made of clay, and all those little chickens like to dig around. The result is a floor full of holes the size of dinner plates, with no machines that can clean inside them, forcing people to spend 4 to 6 hours sweeping them by hand.Inventors Garry Baum and Ronald O'Conner were contractors in the poultry industry who were sick of spending hours of labour to do an ineffective job. They teamed up to invent the Skidsteer Broom. The invention is a row of four independently moving brush heads that attach to a skid steer loader and work around the contours of holes and corners, doing the job better and faster
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-06-30 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Cleaning -- Equipment and supplies.
Fluorescence microscopy.
Slings and hitches.
Technological innovations.
Form Streaming video
Author Baum, Garry, contributor
Connally, Russell, contributor
Garth, Ian, contributor
Hobbs, Bernie, contributor
O'Conner, Ronald, contributor
O'loghlin, James, host
Pesce, Mark, contributor
Thompson, Jarrod, contributor
Wood, Fiona, contributor