Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Workings of Ancient ‘Computer’ Deciphered

From the NY Times:

After a closer examination of the Antikythera Mechanism, a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

More here.

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