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World's Oldest Scientific Computer
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World's Oldest Scientific Computer
The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1901 from the Antikythera wreck. Its significance and complexity were not understood for decades. Now it has been built in Lego.


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Posted by Tibor on August 10, 2011
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Posted by nova on August 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
Amazing! Thank you Tibor!
Posted by Tibor on August 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm
You are welcome, I thought it to be a worthy submission.
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