06/25/2013 09:17 am ET Updated Jun 25, 2013

How Archimedes' Ideas Continue To Inspire Technological Innovation

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For the last time: Archimedes did not invent a death ray. But more than 2,200 years after his death, his inventions are still driving technological innovations — so much so that experts from around the world gathered recently for a conference at New York University on his continuing influence.

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