The Atmos Clock - Perpetual Motion?
The Atmos Clock called, erroneously, the perpetual motion clock, first saw the light of day in the early seventeenth century.
It's close to perpetual motion, but no cigar! It violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics, as well as the law of conservation of energy, since it fails to produce energy from nothing. Not only that, but these clocks do require servicing, usually every 10 to 20 years. Perpetual motion would mean the negation of friction and any