23 September 2008

The Corpus Clock and Chronophage

The following is a video of the Corpus Clock, a machine invented and designed by Dr. John Taylor for Corpus Christi College Cambridge for their new library building. It was unveiled on the 19th of September by Stephen Hawking.

(Photo - press association via AP images) 

This is an amazing video. Watch as Dr. Taylor walks us through it's workings.   The artistry, engineering and design are all quite astounding. 

He calls his version of Harrison's escapement a Chronophage (time-eater) as the grasshopper literally eats time.

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