Posts Tagged ‘antikythera’

Antikythera Mechanism: The Ancient Greek computer that leaves scientists stunned

Stunned researchers discover that, in addition to accurately tracing the movement of the sun, moon and predicting when eclipses would occur, the Antikythera Mechanism created by the Ancient Greeks around 100-200BC also tracked the movements of Venus and Saturn. “Our work reveals the Antikythera Mechanism as a beautiful conception, translated by superb engineering into a […]

Divers Recover a ‘Herculean’ Marble Head from the Antikythera Shipwreck

Until now most only associated the word “Antikythera” with an ancient computer.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Skeptics Question Whether Antikythera Start Date Has Been Found

The contraption known as the Antikythera mechanism, often dubbed the world’s first computer, was first “turned on” on 22 December 178 BC, claims a study published in preprint online journal arXiv. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Ancient Greek Science and Technology – From Antikythera to Pharos

The Antikythera computer was the culmination of advanced mathematics, astronomy, metallurgy and engineering. It incorporated the philosophy and science of Aristotle, the gears of Ktesibios, the mathematics and mechanics of Archimedes, and the astronomical ideas of Hipparchos. The Antikythera computer and the infrastructure of technology that made it possible were the products of the golden […]

The Rebuilt Antikythera Solves Secrets Of The World’s First Computer

The famous ancient Greek astronomical calculator known as the “Antikythera Mechanism” is a mechanical device created to predict astronomical events. Now, UCL scientists have recreated the tool which is known as the oldest analogue computational machine ever discovered. At 2000 years, it is “still” the oldest analog computational machine ever discovered. Now, University College London […]

‘Saudi Arabia providing banned chemical munitions to Nusra Front’

A senior European official says Saudi Arabia is providing members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front with internationally-banned chemical weapons. Secretary General of the European Department for Security and Information (DESI) Haitham Abu Said the terrorists regularly use the munitions in their attacks against Syrian civilians. Abu Said said Wednesday that the ammunition are being supplied to […]

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