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Ancient 'Computer'

Ancient 'Computer'

A 2,100 year-old object known as the Antikythera Mechanism may have acted as a kind of computer/calendar for the Olympic games, scientists recently reported.Found in a Roman shipwreck in 1901, the device underwent X-ray tomography which revealed a 3D view of its gears. More at BBC News(1) and Scientific American(2).

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7533457.stm
2. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=antikythera-mechanism-eclipse-olympics

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