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The Semiscope "Earthquake Detector" was created by Chinese inventor Zhang Heng in 132 AD. Each dragon head would hold a bronze ball in his mouth when there was movement the ball would fall from his mouth. Depending on which dragon released the ball would indicate the direction of earthquake origin. Turtle dragons, Chinese symbol of longevity, success, and courage. Pair in Beijing China in the Forbidden City Courtyard.

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from ca.news.yahoo.com

Unique inventions and self-made projects from China

A Chinese inventor, Yang Zongfu celebrates on his six-ton ball container named "Noah's Ark of China" after he succeeds in a series of tests of the vessel in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, August 6, 2012.

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Image: Image: Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli tinkers with a robot he built out of discarded materials in Beijing on May 15 (© Suzie Wong/Reuters)

from ca.news.yahoo.com

Unique inventions and self-made projects from China

Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli controls his self-made humanoid robot with a remote controller as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.

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Nationality: Chinese Taipei Best young inventors from Chinese Taipei

from WSJ

Chinese Inventor Builds a Scooter That Doubles As a Suitcase

Chinese Inventor Builds a Scooter That Doubles As a Suitcase - China Real Time Report - WSJ

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from Oddee

10 Craziest New Asian Products

Chinese passers-by are surprised to see self-styled Chinese inventor Li Yongli's latest unicycle on a Beijing street.

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Cang Jie is a legendary figure in Chinese mythology, believed to be an official historian and the inventor of Chinese characters during the reign of the Ye...