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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: Mathematician Chris Rorres of Drexel University in Philadelphia has taken a close look at Vitruvius's specifications for constructing an Archimedes screw... Recent years have seen a revival of interest in the Archimedes screw, particularly for its proven, trouble-free design and its ability to lift debris-laden water effectively, Rorres remarks. "It has also proved valuable in installations where damage to aquatic life must be minimized."

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