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Corpus Clock, Cambridge

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The Corpus Clock is a large sculptural clock at street level on the outside of the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom, at the junction of Bene't Street and Trumpington Street, looking out over King's Parade. It was conceived and funded by John C. Taylor, an old member of the college.It was officially unveiled to the public on 19 September 2008 by Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking.The clock was one of Time's Best Inventions of 2008. It is also featured in the Hindi movie Paa, the associated music video "Mudi Mudi", and shown briefly in the TV Show "Zero Hour" (episode 3)AppearanceThe clock's face is a rippling 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc, about 1.5m in diameter. It has no hands or numerals, but displays the time by opening individual slits in the clock face backlit with blue LEDs; these slits are arranged in three concentric rings displaying hours, minutes, and seconds.
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  • 位於街道的一角,沒有特別繞過來恐怕會錯過。這個時鐘的設計相當獨特,與我們一般的想像相去甚遠,然而我們並沒有時間細細研究,對精密科技有興趣的人不可錯過。 
  • We had read that this was something we had to see and we found it easily (were told to look for a gathering of people!) What a wonderful piece of engineering, shame the weather was not kind as I think...  more »
  • The setting on the corner of Corpus Christi refurbished Library by alumini and philanthropist who invented and patented the thermocouple for kettles worlwide with the help of Stuart Huxley's engineeri...  more »