Tomorrow's World

Season 18 Episode 22

Series 18, Episode 22

Aired Unknown Feb 24, 1983 on BBC
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Series 18, Episode 22
Science magazine programme. Features the following items. Crane safety on oil rigs. A hydraulic hoist designed to help disabled people get in and out of swimming pools. A change machine that uses an infra red cell to detect whether five or ten pound notes are genuine. Testing racehorses by analysing a small muscle biopsy, to determine which type of race they are best suited for. How the chemical methoprene is being used to help destroy termite colonies. The chemical is similar to the termite growth hormone, and fools the termites into destroying their own colonies. A modified hovercraft, that has been fitted with a more powerful engine and balloon, so that it can both hover and fly. [It is referred to as a hoverplane].moreless

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