Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego

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Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego
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Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego

by Ben Jervey

March 30, 2011

Insane. Here's how Nature Network describes the video:

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer. Built in Greece around 100 BCE but lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. However, it wasn't until a century later that its purpose was understood: it's an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. 



Head over to the Nature Network to check out the other "science on the screen" finalists. (The bat one is equally amazing.) I'm always excited by more creative communication of science, so this video was a real treat.

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