Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Antikythera Mechanism

File under: forgot to mention this.

A few weeks ago, recent developments related to the Antikythera Mechanism were in the news after the ancient Greek astronomical device was reinvestigated by a team of scientists using advanced imaging techniques.

Writing in Nature, the team said that the mechanism, which included 30 bronze gears, was "technically more complex than any known device for at least a millennium afterwards."

BBC News article


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