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Ctesibius (285–222 BC) was a Greek inventor and mathematician in Alexandria. His inventions include the hydraulis, a water organ that is considered the precursor of the modern pipe organ, and improved the water clock or clepsydra ("water thief"). For more than 1,800 years the clepsydra was the most accurate clock ever constructed, until the Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens detailed the use of pendulums to regulate clocks in the year 1656 AD, when he actually built a working prototype.

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von Popular Mechanics

A Brief History of Firefighting

Ctesibius of Alexandria, a Greek inventor, designs the first hand-operated fire-extinguisher pump. Similar pumps surface in 16th-century Europe.

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It’s a popular story, partly because of the imagery it conjures up. Greek inventor Archimedes was asked by the king to determine whether a recent gift was made of gold. After taking a bath and observing the water spill over the sides, the answer came to him (the theory of displacement) and he ran naked …

von Kotaku

The Greek engineer who invented the steam engine 2,000 years ago

Almost two millennia before the rest of humanity entered the industrial age, the Greek inventor Hero invented the steam engine, wind-powered machinery, and theories of light that couldn't be improved for centuries. And then he invented some really crazy stuff.

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von Kotaku

The Greek engineer who invented the steam engine 2,000 years ago

The Greek engineer who invented the steam engine 2,000 years ago - Almost two millennia before the rest of humanity entered the industrial age, the Greek inventor Hero invented the steam engine, wind-powered machinery, and theories of light that couldn't be improved for centuries. And then he invented some really crazy stuff. Read more: http://kotaku.com/5742457/the-ancient-greek-hero-who-invented-the-steam-engine-cybernetics-and-vending-machines

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Ctesibius. Greek inventor of Alexandria, 270 BC. Greek physicist. One of the most brilliant minds in history.

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von The Cut

Honestly We Should All Have a Human Laptop-Holder Like This Ancient Greek Statue

Gravestone with a Woman and Her Attendant; Unknown; (Delos?), East Greece; about 100 B.C.; Marble; 94.6 x 120.7 x 21.6 cm (37 1/4 x 47 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.); 72.AA.159

Here’s a gorgeous video featuring a mechanical model of the solar system, attributed to the famed Greek inventor Archimedes and now reconstructed by the London-based mechanician Michael Wright. This globe, made from copper and brass (although the original would have been bronze) displays the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets as they travel through …

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