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    Aeolipile steam turbine - GIF

    An aeolipile or Hero's engine is a steam turbine that spins when the water inside is heated. The Greco-Egyptian mathematician and engineer Hero of Alexandria described the device in the 1st century AD, and was later credited for its invention.




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    Here's my version made from a copper toilet float...

    The toilet steam engine

    although I really like the miniature version. It's not convenient to run mine on a table top.


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