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  CLEPSYDRA - LoveToKnow Article on CLEPSYDRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The latter defect was remedied by keeping the level of the water in the clepsydra uniform, the volume of that discharged being noted.
Plato is said to have invented a complicated clepsydra to indicate the hours of the night as well as of the day.
In the clepsydra or hydraulic clock of Ctesibius of Alexandria, made about 135 B.C., the movement of water-wheels caused the gradual rise of a little figure, which pointed out the hours with a little stick on an index attached to the machine.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CL/CLEPSYDRA.htm   (317 words)

 Rees's Clepsydra 1819   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The next attempt to improve the clepsydra was by constructing it so that its aperture was adjusted, as the year advanced, by the putting of an index to the sun's place in an ecliptic circle ; which attempt, of course, rendered the instrument more complex.
This clepsydra, it is said, goes faster in summer than in winter, which is owing to the drum being relatively heavier in rarefied than in dense air; we can hardly suppose that any alteration in the fluidity of the water, as formerly supposed, would make any difference.
CLEPSYDRA is also applied to a chemical vessel perforated in the same manner.
www.ubr.com /clocks/pub/clep/clep.html   (976 words)

My only criticism of Clepsydra is that the mix often leaves the guitar too faint, and in areas where songs need an edge, you only hope that guitar would just break through.
This is as close as Clepsydra gets to be derivative but "Moonshine On Heights" soon segues to the powerful "Birthday Party." In this song, scorching heights are offset by softer moments.
Clepsydra soon displays the diversity that makes their CDs a joy to listen to.
www.progressiveworld.net /clepsydra2.html   (696 words)

 Clepsydra (animal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Clepsydra is a microscopic marine invertebrate which dwells in the brackish lagoons of South Africa's St. Augustine Nature Preserve.
Clepsydras feed on algae and phytoplankton rich in proteins.
Recent research has shown that Clepsydras contain a chemical which may aid in healing nerve damage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clepsydra_(animal)   (99 words)

 Prog4you.com - Progressive Rock Review - Clepsydra
Clepsydra has their own unmistakable style and this album is no great departure from that.
The cover was chosen to communicate the sense of isolation with strong symbols - isolation should not be taken as only a negative situation but also as a positive one, a situation where we can also have the chance to take a look at who we are, from the inside”.
This is the authenticity of Clepsydra and where their beliefs are.
www.prog4you.com /cd-reviews/clepsydra.htm   (555 words)

 Twentieth Century Literature: Disseminating "circumference": the diachronic presence of Dickinson in John Ashbery's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
John Ashbery's "Clepsydra" (Rivers and Mountains), a bewildering torrent of a poem, becomes more intelligible on discovery of an internal structure: it is bounded at each pole by the figure of circumference, which appears first at line 40, near the poem's beginning, and again at line 248, at its end.
This simultaneity is central to "Clepsydra," which explores the relationship of the individual to his or her past, while at the same time, through its references to Dickinson, thematizes its relationship to its own poetic past.
Her poetry is necessary to "Clepsydra," providing as it does one of the later poem's central tropes, even though it also threatens Ashbery's own circumference each time his poem returns to it.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0403/is_4_44/ai_54370332   (1296 words)

 Clocks and Ctesibius
A clepsydra that never emptied was of no value, however, so he had to find a way to measure the water that came out, and for this he used a float with a pointer in a third container.
It featured a 24 hour mechanized clepsydra and indicators for the eight winds from which the tower got its name, and it displayed the seasons of the year and astrological dates and periods.
The clepsydra inside was driven by water from the acropolis.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Clocks.htm   (1207 words)

 The Water Clock
And the clepsydra could be used indoors, which the sun-dial could not, although it required attention in that it must be regularly refilled and the orifice must always be kept completely open, because the slightest stoppage would retard the rate of dripping and the "clock" would run slow.
The clepsydra appears to have been used throughout the Middle Ages in some European countries, and it lingered along in Italy and France down to the close of the fifteenth century.
Allowing for the fact that the clepsydra was none too accurate at the best and that its reservoir must occasionally be refilled, it can be seen that this early form of timepiece, having played its part, was ready to step off the stage when a more practical successor should arrive.
www.love-watches.com /Water-Clock.htm   (1795 words)

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By integrating stereography with the Clepsydra and the celestial sphere, humanity was capable of creating more practical and accurate devices for measuring time--the anaphoric clock and the astrolabe.
Although Ptolemy was familiar with both the anaphoric clock and the astrolabe, I believe that the development of the anaphoric clock preceded the development of the astrolabe.
The Clepsydra, as it is called, consisted of four major parts: a vessel for providing a constant supply of water (B), a reservoir and notched floatation rod (F), a display (G), and a device for adjusting the flow of water into the vessel (D).
www.perseus.tufts.edu /GreekScience/Students/Jesse/CLOCK1A.html   (2982 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The clepsydra was first invented around the time of 15th century BC.
The clepsydra was not used to measure hours but rather used to measure time allotted for a particular event.
Clepsydras were used during the sunlit day, however no evidence has proven that this same device was used during the night.
www.elytradesign.com /ari/html/clepsydra.htm   (144 words)

 the clepsydra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From an historical point of view, the clepsydra (or water clock) is the first attempt to mesure the time with a relaxation oscillator.
A clepsydra is composed of a plastic glass filled by a water flow pouring from a tap and emptied by a flow through a syphon made of a flexible tube.
The electronic counterpart is a loop composed of a capacitor (instead of the glass) and a two levels threshold detector, or schmidt trigger (instead of the syphon).
members.aol.com /apicw/mw2/sprdsh50.htm   (323 words)

 Art Reviews: Associated Artists take exciting direction with three different types of exhibitons
"Clepsydra," described as an "installation with 13 performers," began as a conversation between Pittsburgh designer and AAP exhibition facilitator Richard Mihm and Efrain Amaya, assistant conductor of the Westmoreland Symphony and the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra, and music director and conductor for the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Their elegant imagery of water alternated with a figural narrative that is allegorical for (man)kind and (mother) earth heightens the concept of a transcendent space.
Subset to that is a consideration of time itself that calls attention to the arbitrariness of its construct and therefore the possibility of reconfiguring it to artistic ends.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000122thomas5.asp   (956 words)

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The spatial layout of the exhibition requires the visitor to recognize that the time it takes to move from modern electronics to the ancient artifact might be measured in footsteps, drips, or views rather than seconds, minutes or years.
The uncanny positioning of the Clepsydra in this gallery is reminiscent of a technique Vipotnik used in a previous installation Journey to the End of the Ends (2000), in which a working telephone booth was installed in the gallery only to be dematerialized behind screen projections.
As the visitor stands near the Clepsydra and looks back toward the entrance, he sees three video projections of scenes mostly from Beirut, but also from Slovenia and California projected on the screen in the middle of the room and the wall.
www.artmargins.com /content/review/chemaly.html   (1515 words)

 CLEPSYDRA More Grains Of Sand reviews and MP3
The major element that defines Clepsydra's music are the keyboardsounds as produced by Philip Hubert, with Clive Nolan/Mark Kelly/Tony Banks similarities, very atmospheric undertones, with great soloing, and his tunes really carry the music.
Clepsydra's "More Grains Of Sand" really is a fine album, and I think fans of Pendragon, Eloy, and soft melodic music will find some very good songs on this album.
I'm so impressed by Clepsydra that I went ahead and ordered two more of their albums, believing they would be a great as More Grains of Sand.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=973   (2079 words)

 Untitled Document
Concept albums and their potential in such areas are no strangers to musicians who choose to explore the musical confines of this subgenre either, so that bands have been able to create efforts of undeniable quality and timelessness across the years.
After the three-track "Tuesday Night" is over, the album is pretty much done for, as the number of pleasant surprises coming after that are limited to certain moments on "Travel of Dream" and "Alone" that could hardly suffice to compensate for the lack of variety found everywhere else.
In all honesty, Clepsydra is a considerably developed unit with a beautiful sound and some uniquely deep musical moments in which the listener is shaken by the sheer emotional characterization that this Swiss quintet brings to life.
www.progfreaks.com /Reviews/Reviewed/Clepsydra-Alone.htm   (361 words)

 Collaborative 'Clepsydra' depicts flow of past into future
Enticingly titled "Clepsydra" and enigmatically described as an "installation with 13 performers," it will take place in -- and is a response to -- AAP's large, open, less-than-pristine but moodily emotive, tile-walled first floor.
A clepsydra was a water clock -- a device that measured time by the regulated flow of water -- commonly used in ancient Greece.
The work is about exploring the concept of time through a synchronization of sound and visual imagery, a task that falls to the conductor, Efraín Amaya, who is also the work's composer.
www.postgazette.com /magazine/19991229aap3.asp   (802 words)

 Horology -The Index (Horological Science: Clepsydra)
The Earl of Meath used water in his clock (which is not really a "clepsydra") - both to impulse a "free" pendulum and in the striking "train." Charles K. Aked has done considerable original research into Meath's clock, and his publications in the NAWCC _Bulletin_ and in the now defunct _The Clockmaker_ should be consulted.
From the illustration, it appears to be an inflow clepsydra of some sophistication.
The clock in The Time Museum is no longer there, and The Time Museum is unable to give any information as to its location (it was the prototype of Gitton's 2.4 meter series of clocks); Gitton indicates that he thinks that it may currently be in England.
www.horology.com /htt-clep.html   (1114 words)

 AllRefer.com - clepsydra (Technology: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
A simple form of clepsydra was an earthenware vessel with a small opening through which the water dripped; as the water level dropped, it exposed marks on the walls of the vessel that indicated the time that had elapsed since the vessel was full.
Some were double vessels, the larger one below containing a float that rose with the water and marked the hours on a scale.
A further step was the use of gear wheels and a turning pointer.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/clepsydr.html   (255 words)

 Clepsydra Geyser - Stop on Fountain Paint Pot Tour - Yellowstone
This nearly constant performer splashes from several vents and its steam can be seen throughout the Lower Geyser Basin.
Its name is Greek for water clock, and was given because the geyser used to erupt regularly every three minutes.
Since the 1959 Hebgen earthquake, however, Clepsydra erupts almost without pause.
www.nps.gov /yell/tours/fountainpaint/clepsydrageyser.htm   (61 words)

 Stormbringer Webzine: Interview with Progressive Metal/Rock Band... Clepsydra
The music of Clepsydra is the synergy of 5 people.
Clepsydra is an hour-glass filled with water, a Greek word.
We also are planning for the end of the year a little sampler with live tracks and unreleased studio tracks, it'll be probably called "Counter Clockwise".
www.stormbringerwebzine.co.uk /Interviews/ClepsydraInterview.html   (650 words)

 CLEPSYDRA Alone reviews and MP3
It’s hard to compare CLEPSYDRA’s music with other bands': the best I can say is that it sounds like a mixture of PENDRAGON (without the goofy vocals) and IQ at their most melodic.
A clepsydra was an ancient timepiece, like an hourglass but with water instead of sand.
Although appropriate to be played on a Tuesday night, other nights shouldn’t be ignored… The pleasing quality of Clepsydra’s music allows you to play it almost every night and not tire from their meticulously explored style of music, which is an excellent example of neo progressive rock and definitely a beginner’s choice for anyone.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=975   (2529 words)

 Water Clocks
Other clepsydras were cylindrical or bowl-shaped containers designed to slowly fill with water coming in at a constant rate.
structure featured a 24-hour clepsydra and indicators for the eight winds from which the tower got its name, and it displayed the seasons of the year and astrological dates and periods.
In the Far East, mechanized astronomical/astrological clock-making developed from 200 to 1300 A.D. Third-century Chinese clepsydras drove various mechanisms that illustrated astronomical phenomena.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0855491.html   (463 words)

 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock CE-CM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Clepsydra is a new Swiss band in the neo-progressive vein, a-la Deyss et al.
Clepsydra are a new entrant into the field of neo-progressive bands, and serve up a more aggressive type of music, fronted by guitars and keyboards.
Clepsydra take their cue from Marillion, Pendragon and other British neo-progressives.
www.gepr.net /ce.html   (14733 words)

 Abraca-Pocus! burning incense to mask reality's stench since 1986.
I have to question what Veniamin meant by "100 years clepsydra", since a clepsydra is a water clock.
It's also a microscopic marine invertebrate said to have the ability to heal nerve damage, but she was probably referring to the clock.
A clepsydra was also used in Astronomy to time the rising of the stars, and as the timing device inside a stereographic projector which rotated a field of stars on the surrounding walls (an astrolabe projection).
www.rueskitchen.com /index.php/weblog2/timi   (994 words)

 The Ancient Egyptians
Unfortunately, as the amount of daylight varies throughout the year, they were obliged to adjust the lengths of their hours according to the seasons!
methods that the Egyptians used to measure time was the water clock, or Clepsydra, which consisted of a container of water with a small hole in the bottom through which the water escaped.
(The term "Clepsydra" is derived from the Greek klepto, meaning "thief", and hydro, meaning "water".
www.maxmon.com /egypt1.htm   (496 words)

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Clepsydra - And on the seventh day, He exited from append mode.
Clepsydra - "No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in dat kind of paper." -- Mike Royko on the Chicago Currant bun-Times after it was taken over by Rupert Murdoch
I used the gym as my route out of anorexia, and my first gains were shockingly fast (as I put back all the flesh that had wasted) - I became kinda hypnotised by the transformation.
chat.thevalkyrie.com /clubhouse/oldchat/log-99-04-26.htm   (9209 words)

 Through Different Eyes : Clepsydra : Fears
Unfortunately I haven't heard Clepsydra before, so a comparison with previous albums is rather difficult to make.
I get the feel that this band try to put you in a certain mood, the music is always soft with beautiful arrangements where the keyboard serves as background.
Consequently for you who like more slow soft progressive rock, 'Fear' is something for you.
home.swipnet.se /tde/lb/clepsydra/fears.html   (325 words)

 Disseminating "Circumference": The Diachronic Presence of Dickinson in John Ashbery's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
- Disseminating "circumference": the diachronic presence of Dickinson in John Ashbery's "Clepsydra."
Disseminating "circumference": the diachronic presence of Dickinson in John Ashbery's "Clepsydra."
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Clepsydra - Socrates, you have a new Private message from -jabber
Clepsydra - No committee could ever come up wiv anything as revolutionary as a camel -- anything as practical and as perfectly designed to perform effectively under such difficult conditions.
Clepsydra - Every box o' tricks is a part of some uvver box o' tricks, and rarely fits.
chat.thevalkyrie.com /clubhouse/oldchat/log-99-02-27.htm   (8423 words)

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