The History of the Antikythera Mechanism

Ancient Mechanism with gears aproximately 2000 years old...

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+47 1. mothali commented 14 years ago

I don't think we are the first civilized humans to exist.... I think human history could perhaps go back 100's of thousands of years >:)
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+43 2. gazh commented 14 years ago

nearly as amazing as the flux capacitor :D
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+39 3. Kendiana commented 14 years ago

WOW!!! The first known computer. Very fascinating indeed. Next up, Al Gore providing the internet for us all to enjoy.
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+42 4. Thunderknight commented 14 years ago

One very advanced piece of mechanery. :O The reverse engineering is amazing. :D
Not a chance that one can bodge up a piece like this in a hurry. :P
*taking of my hat and making a deep bow*
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+33 5. mwak commented 14 years ago

Wow ! someone knows from which documentary this video was takken ?
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+35 6. favas commented 14 years ago

#1 u might have a point on that.too many unexplained things
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+35 7. Reaperdaddy commented 14 years ago

i think it was brought in the past by the same person that we see in this charlie chaplin movie holding a mobile phone ;)
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+29 8. xamerremax commented 14 years ago

great respect to ancient people.
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+25 9. freeyourmind commented 14 years ago

awesome vid. lost knowledge?
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+26 10. BarraMacAnna commented 14 years ago

I was in that museum, although I was drunk on Oizo.. that's really interesting! At the time, all i was thinking was "I just want to go back to the bar"..Ah well thanks to Snotr!
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+12 11. prankphonecall commented 14 years ago

What's the go with all the thumbs up...? Never seen so many - Top 10 comments with 184 Thumbs Up at an average of 18.4.

Have people on SNOTR started playing nice?

Cool device.
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+33 12. dragonon commented 14 years ago

#11, coz the top 10 express all we have to ask and tell...!
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+10 13. Eddie87 commented 14 years ago

night at the museum >:)
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+28 14. ringmaster commented 14 years ago

What a coincidence these two videos follow each others. The majority of the human race must have slept for some 1500 years.
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0 15. mothali commented 14 years ago

#14 I like to think of it as pupating.......
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+2 16. c2quad commented 14 years ago

It is not shocking at all, The people before us also had an organ named Brain
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+1 17. makbeth commented 14 years ago

The greeks of course were marvelous thinkers. They invented hoplites and phalanx warefare when the norm was to frantically charge. Possibly the first sign of an organised military tactic. They are also credited with coined currency, central heating, thermometers, the study of science and the alphabet.
The most interesting thing is the way that the gears resemble current technology. Though they would have had an understanding of geometry, its strange that they would use a similar implementation to modern mechanisms.

Also, how was it powered?