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Heron, greek inventor, created the vending machine almost 2,000 years ago. His invention dispensed holy water to worshipers entering the temple. A coin was dropped into a slop and it weight pushed down a metal pan down to open a valve and dispense water.

PBS News Hour report on Greek inventor Petros Zografos's "free energy" tap water machine

The Scots gave us beautiful tartan and yummy shortbread...poetry, bagpipe music...kilts & cozy wool sweaters...just to name a couple of wonderful things that I love....

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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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Pleated silk Delphos dress, possibly c. 1918, by Mariano Fortuny. From the collections of the Charleston Museum

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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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In a “Eureka!” moment, Dutch company Archimedes, named for the renowned ancient mathematician, has designed a nautilus shaped silent wind turbine. The Liam F-1 promises to become the “next generation” of wind generation. Archimedes (c.287 B.C. – c.212 B.C.), the Greek inventor from Syracuse, designed a screw inside a cylindrical chamber to act as a […]

The water clock was invented in Ancient Egypt. It was used to tell time and to measure speeches in the courtroom. The inventor of the water clock was Ctesibius. He was a Greek inventor that lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Ctesibius just did not invent, it he also improved it by adding a float with a rack that turned a toothed wheel. He made the water clock make sounds like a whistling bird, bells, puppets, and other gadgets. Ctesibius lived and invented the water clock in the third century.

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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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The hydraulis is the first clavier musical instrument in the world and a predecessor of the pipe organ. The Greek inventor Ktisivios created it in the 3rd century BC, in Alexandria. It consists of a set of pipes, with or without a reed. The player (pict. 12) supplies air to a selected pipe through the use of specific keys. The steady supply of air pressure is provided by a hydraulic system.

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