SWITZERLAND: AN EXHIBITION MARKING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF FEMALE INVENTORS OPENS IN GENEVA
- Title: SWITZERLAND: AN EXHIBITION MARKING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF FEMALE INVENTORS OPENS IN GENEVA
- Date: 8th September 1998
- Summary: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (SEPTEMBER 7, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV/CU EXTERIOR OF WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (WIPO)/SIGN (2 SHOTS) 0.15 2. PAN OF EXHIBITION HALL 0.21 3. CU "MELITA" COFFEE FILTER INVENTED BY GERMAN MELITA BENZ 0.25 4. CU CORRECTION "LIQUID PAPER" INVENTED BY AMERICAN BETTE NESMITH GRAHAM 0.33 5. CU COPOLYMER-1, ONE OF THE LATEST DRUGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS -- BY ISRAELI RUTH ARNON AND DVORA TEITELBAUN 0.37 6. CU/SV PHOTO OF RUTH ARNON/ CEREAL BOX BY GIRL INVENTOR MARY SPAETH, WHO AT THE AGE OF TEN, WAS TIRED OF EATING SOGGY CEREAL (2 SHOTS) 1.00 7. LV/CU OF "SLIMSUIT", WHOSE ELASTIC INNER LINING AND DESIGN GUARANTEES TO TAKE AT LEAST 2,5 CENTIMETERS OFF YOUR WAIST -- INVENTED BY SWISS CAROL WIOR (3 SHOTS) 1.15 8. PHOTOF OF IRANIAN NASRING MOAZAMI WHO INVENTED THE "BT. M-H-14", A MICRO BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE USED TO FIGHT MALARIA 1.27 9. CU ACUPUNTURE MAGNETS WHICH RESULTED IN MAGNETIC TRAPS PLACED ON PATIENT'S SKIN IN CASES OF NEW OR HEALED WOUNDS TO ACHIEVE ANTIDOLOROUS AND SPASMOLITIC EFFECTS -- INVENTED BY YOUGOSLAVIAN DUSANKA MANDIC (2 SHOTS) 1.37 10. MCU OF WIPO CONSULTANT MARIE AGNES GAINON-COURT TALKING ABOUT FIBRE, KEVLAR, SAYING "IT IS A MATERIAL USED FOR SAFETY CLOTHING AND IN INDUSTRY IN GENERAL. TO BUILD BOATS, CABLES, TYRES... WE USE IT IN EVERYDAY LIFE." (FRENCH) 1.53 11. CU/SLV OF KEVLAR PRODUCTS (2 SHOTS) 2.04 12. PHOTO OF AMERICAN STEPHANIE KWOLEK WHO INVENTED KEVLAR 2.11 13. MCU MARIE SAYING "(FROM ALL THE INVENTIONS EXPOSED) I PREFER THE INVENTION OF THE SMALL JAPANESE GIRL, THAT IS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, MADE FROM USED SOFT DRINKS..." (FRENCH) 2.39 14. SV OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENT THAT USES A SYSTEM OF "BELLOWS", MADE FROM USED SOFT DRINKS, TO BLOW AIR ACROSS A LINE OF TEN BOTTLES FILLED WITH WATER TO VARYING LEVELS, THUS PRODUCING TEN DIFFERENT MUSICAL NOTES 2.44 15. PHOTO OF JAPANESE GIRL INVENTOR MICHIKO ARAKI 2.48 16. MCU DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY GEOFFREY YU LOOKING AT EXHIBITS 3.00 17. CU GEOFFREY YU SAYING "ONE OF THE THINGS WE DISCOVERED IS THAT MANY COUNTRIES HAVE NOT PAID ATTENTION TO THE SUBJECT OF WOMEN INVENTORS AND WE HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO GET SKETCHY STATISTICS. I WOULD SAY THAT, IF I HAD TO GUESS, ROUGHLY 15 TO 20 PERCENT INVENTORS WOULD BE WOMEN". (ENGLISH) 3.24 18. PAN EXHBITION PHOTOGRAPHS 3.37 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Duration: 00:03:37
- Story Text: An exhibition marking the achievements of female inventors has opened in Geneva, Switzerland.
More than 200 inventions by women or girls this century are represented at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) exhibition which opened in Geneva on Monday (September 7).
"This exhibition shows that women can and do invent, and that their contributions are as varied as they are significant." said WIPO consultant in charge of the exhibition Marie Agnes Gainon-Court.
The "Melita" coffee filter invented by German Melita Benz in her home kitchen, the correction fluid "liquid paper" invented by American Bette Nesmith Graham, and one of the latest drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Copolymer-1, which is credited to two Israelis Ruth Arnon and Dvora Teitelbaun, are some of the inventions on display.
Also on show are inventions of young girls, for example, Mary Spaeth who, at the age of 10, designed a cereal box which kept cereal fresh.Her parents did not think of patenting Mary's idea and it was not until 20 years later that cereal manufacturers developed it.
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