Workings of Ancient ‘Computer’ Deciphered – NYTimes.com

  After a closer examination of the Antikythera Mechanism, a surviving marvel of ancient Greek technology, scientists have found that the device not only predicted solar eclipses but also organized the calendar in the four-year cycles of the Olympiad, forerunner of the modern Olympic Games. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Antikythera Mechanism Research... Continue Reading →

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It’s All Decked Out. Give It Somewhere to Go.

  By Michael BensonSunday, July 13, 2008; B03 Consider the International Space Station, that marvel of incremental engineering. It has close to 15,000 cubic feet of livable space; 10 modules, or living and working areas; a Canadian robot arm that can repair the station from outside; and the capacity to keep five astronauts (including the... Continue Reading →

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