Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Science Geek Alert...

Okay, I know I'm not usually the guy who posts science stuff but I came across this and was completely fascinated.

The Corpus Clock was unveiled on 19 September by Prof Stephen Hawking, cosmologist and author of the global bestseller, A Brief History of Time.

The £1 million timepiece, known as The Corpus Clock, was commissioned and designed to honour the John Harrison, who was famously the pioneer of Longitude and inventor of the esoteric clock mechanism known as a grasshopper escapement.

The clock was designed by the inventor and horologist Dr John Taylor and makes ingenious use of the grasshopper escapement, moving it from the inside of the clock to the outside and refashioning it as a Chronophage, or time-eater, which literally devours time.

1 comment:

Christopher Maloy said...

Ok, when those go mainstream I have to get one. Loved it and I loved how it captures the concept of the relativity of time.