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Robert Boyle

BIRTH DATE:  1/25/1627
DEATH DATE:  12/31/1691
CRAFT:  Science
NATIONALITY:  Anglo-Irish
PROFESSION:  natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor
TRAVELS:  Conceived the self-flowing flask, a perpetual motion machine, which appears to fill itself through siphon action ("hydrostatic perpetual motion") and involves the "hydrostatic paradox"[
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