Ancient

  • Ancient computer knew more than just when the Olympiad was scheduled for

    British science journal Nature is reporting new findings for the Antikythera Mechanism, tying the Olympiad to the ancient calculator. The device, discovered in a shipwreck well over a hundred years ago, has been thoroughly studied in since the discovery but modern technology has uncovered even more secrets. When a date was entered via a crank, the 2,100 year old mechanism (containing at least… Read More

  • Meet the Antikythera Mechanism

    You can take your Treos, iPods, Laptops, HDTVs, xBoxen, PSPs, and Cellphones and forget them. Do you know where they’ll be in 100 years, or even 10? No way. How about in 2156 years? Yah, that’s what we though. That’s because these gadgets, no matter how practical and ubiquitous, are things we rightly take for granted, they’re the state of the art. None of them are ahead… Read More