- Title: SWITZERLAND : 23RD ANNUAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION
- Date: 30th March 1995
- Summary: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (MARCH 30, 1995)(RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV EXTERIOR OF EXHIBITION BUILDING / INTERIOR 0.09 2. SV SAFETY DEVICE-AIR BAG FOR HANG GLIDERS, INVENTED BY SWISS COMPANY CYGNUS ENGINEERING/ UNIDENTIFIED MAN EXPLAINING HOW AIR BAG WORKS (ENGLISH) 0.15 3. SV FRENCHMAN ALBERT COHEN'S GEOCYCLE 0.20 4. SV COHEN EXPLAINING PRINCIPLES OF GEOCYCLE (ENGLISH) 0.45 5. SV OTHER STRANGE BICYCLES 1.11 6. SCU TUNISIAN KHALFI ASMA'S CISTERN INVENTION/ KHALFI EXPLAINING HOW CISTERN WORKS (FRENCH) 1.34 7. SV GEOCYCLE 1.49 8. SV EXHIBITION 2.06 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Duration: 00:03:39
- Story Text: The 23rd international inventions exhibition opened its doors to the public in Geneva on Thursday (March 30), showing some 1,000 inventions from more than 40 nations.
The Geneva exhibition is acknowledged as the biggest if its kind in the world and is expecting some 10,000 visitors this year.
One of this year's highlights is a bicycle invented by Frenchman Albert Cohen which does away with pedal power but doubles the performance of traditional bicycles.
Among inventions expected to receive manufacturing contracts, were a safety air bag attached to a hang-glider and a new cistern which stops dripping water in toilets.
A survey after last year's exhibition revealed that more than 45 per cent of the inventions shown were later licensed in 30 countries. The total business turnover was around 30 million United States dollars.
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