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  • Freaking. Awesome.

    April 26, 2007

  • Approx. 100 BC, found on a shipwreck near Crete. The earliest example of an analog computer. More than 30 gears and writings that are believed to have been used to calculate the motion of the sun and the moon against a background of fixed stars. No one knows who made the object or why the technology was lost for over 1000 years. See Calculating Devices.

    January 27, 2008

  • So cool.

    January 27, 2008

  • Apparently it recorded the Olympics as well.

    August 12, 2008

  • I'd like to know what "antikythera" means.

    Edit: Just read the article in reesetee's link. Question answered.

    August 12, 2008