Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile. Basically:

Device made in 100 BCE
1901: Wrecked ship discovered with the device
2006: Device's true purpose discovered - predicting celestial events and eclipses with "unprecedented accuracy"
2010: A fully functional replica was made...with Legos!

Check it out for yourself:

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