Saturday, December 02, 2006

Antikythera Mechanism

Yeah, so what the heck is "Antikythera Mechanism" you say? Well, it's a nifty tool that's 2000 years old. Yeah, you heard me...2000 years old! If you're like me, you probably figured the most advanced tool that old is a flat rock rather than a round one. Well, huh, who knew, but this Antikythera Mechanism actually was an early computer that calculated when eclipses would occur within an hour's accuracy. I don't think I can do that with my Dell! (Well, I guess I could Google it...but still.) It's just an awesome discovery. Google Antikythera Mechanism. You'll be glad you did. Oh, and by the way, make sure you look for the new studies. Apparently this thing was found around 1900, but the recent studies have deciphered the mechanics a bit better.


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