Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Conference: DECODING THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM - Science and Technology in Ancient Greece

A Conference organized by the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project with the cooperation of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation...

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Friday, 1 December 2006

International Herald Tribune: Ancient Greeks had a computer that is really 1.0

A computer in antiquity would seem to be an anachronism, like Athena ordering takeout on her cellphone.

But a century ago, pieces of a strange mechanism with bronze gears and dials were recovered from an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Greece. Historians of science concluded that this was an instrument from the second century B.C. that calculated and illustrated astronomical information, particularly phases of the moon and planetary motions...

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