2000 Year Old Computer?
from the like-clockwork dept
A new analysis of the remains of an ancient Greek mechanical device suggest that it might be a lot more sophisticated than people originally thought. The device may have been able to accurately predict the location of the moon, the sun, and all of the known planets at the time, even though the movements were based on the theory of an Earth-centered universe. Based on this, the researcher who has been studying the device has tried to build what a recreation of what the device might have been.