Friday, December 10, 2010


The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego

"Two years ago, a paper was published in Nature describing the function of the oldest known scientific computer, a device built in Greece around 100 BCE. Recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, this mechanism had been lost and unknown for 2000 years. It took one century for scientists to understand its purpose: it is an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, a fully-functional replica was constructed out of Lego." Full news story and videos @ The Guardian

Don't know what I like most: the ancient greek procedence or that it is made of Lego.
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