From Vegemite to 3D printing, Melbourne has been responsible for some amazing inventions and innovations over the years. Victoria is home to the world's oldest surviving roller coaster, the Scenic Railway at Luna Park Melbourne which has been operating since 1912. The first plastic banknote was introduced in 1988 by the Reserve Bank of Australia. 3D Printing was invented by Dr Hideo Kodama in Japan in 1981, and the technology was commercialised in Melbourne in 1993 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Monash University.
Wi-Fi was invented by CSIRO scientists in 1992 and is now used in over one billion devices worldwide. The world's first mechanical computer was designed and built by Charles Babbage in 1837. The Melbourne Cup, Australia's most famous horse race, was first run in 1861. Vegemite, a popular savoury spread, was invented in 1922 and is now exported to over 50 countries.
Melbourne has a long history of innovation and invention, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon!
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