Archimedes’ Screw

In today’s age, people living in tall buildings seldom worry about how ground water is lifted to their apartments. However, in ancient times, lifting up water to great heights was a matter of concern. A device known as Archimedes’ Screw came to aid in this hour of need. Its invention is attributed to the famous Greek scientist and mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse in the 3rd century B.C., on his visit to Egypt. It finds applications even today. Continue reading “Archimedes’ Screw”