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April 7, 2010

How much longer will this take?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1270684769 ) Play

What is this device/class of device called, and what is so special about it?

Cracked by everyone.

Answer:

Atmos clocks – they can practically run forever since they get their “energy” from minor variations in atmospheric pressure and temperature.


23 Responses to “How much longer will this take?”

  1. PrK

    Atmos clocks
    Do not consume much energy, work on principle of expansion and contraction of ethyl chloride due to change in atmospheric temperature


  2. Rogi
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    Just your average barometric clock, I think.


  3. krudebox
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    Atmos Clock which gets the energy it needs to run from small temperature changes and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human intervention.


  4. Aparna
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    Atmos clock,it gets the energy it needs to run from small temperature changes and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human intervention.


  5. Logik
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    Atmos clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre.


  6. Logik
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    Atmos clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

    Temperature variations supply the energy that drives it. ” its balance wheel will move as long as there is a sun in the sky.”


  7. udupendra
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    Atmos clock – doesn’t need to be wound, can ‘potentially’ run perpetually.


  8. poo

    Atoms,The Perpetual Motion Clock – gets the energy from temperature and atmospheric pressure changes and can run for years


  9. poo

    oops I meant Atmos..


  10. Dibyo
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    it is the atmos clock, which is called the ‘perpetual machine clock’ though it’s really a clock that runs on small changes in ambient temp/pressure


  11. Rogi
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    I really can’t think of very much that’s *special* about atmos clocks. They have been around for several centuries. Do you mean the *perpetual motion* claim?


  12. the watch is wound by expanding and contracting gases caused by temperature changes in the air around it
    Atmos clock


  13. shrik
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    Atmos clocks can run practically perpetually without human intervention, as they operate thru difference in ambient air pressure and temperature.


  14. Atmos clock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmos_clock)
    It can run for years without human intervention and is sometimes called the perpetual motion clock.


  15. mankuTimma
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    Atmos clock manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre,which is powered by the changes in temp and pressure and can run forever without any human intervention. Its a kind of perpetual motion machine.


  16. shenoyvarun86
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    Atmos Clock


  17. akhi
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    Atmos


  18. Atmos clock


  19. Atmos clocks. To quote Wiki “It gets the energy it needs to run from small temperature changes and atmospheric pressure changes in the environment, and can run for years without human intervention.”


  20. dheeraj

    The Atmos clock is manufactured in Switzerland by Jaeger LeCoultre(pic 1.)

    It doesn’t require batteries…or winding the spring..

    The temperature changes are used to wind the clock spring.(pic 2.)

    All contacts are virtually frictionless…


  21. madhur
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    Atmos clock


  22. madhur
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    Atmos clock that are driven by the temperature variations.


  23. varuns88
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    Atmos Clock


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