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Lego Antikythera Mechanism
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Lego Antikythera Mechanism (2 min 57 sec)
Uploaded on 02-14-2011 at 03:59 PM by Tech Guy
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Ok guys, get your lego kits out at the weekend and build one of these :-

The Antikythera Mechanism: http://bit.ly/fm4oFK is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.
In 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego.
Sponsored by Digital Science: http://www.digital-science.com/ a new division of Macmillan Publishers that provides technology solutions for researchers. Available under a CC-BY-3.0-Unported license.

Antikythera Mechanism Research Project http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr

Tags: antikythera, astronomy, greek, lego, science, time-lapse

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