Daily Archives: September 27, 2014

Archimedes’ screw was an invention by the famous Greek mathematician (287-212 B.C.E), consisting of a tube surrounding an inner screw-type-mechanism.  By turning the screw, Archimedes was able to move water uphill, thus opening up more opportunities for the irrigation of crops (as one example).  Farmers now use a modern version of […]

Archimedes’ Screw