Lives of the Ancient Geeks

<a href=”http://www.knowing.net/images/ComputersoftheAncientGeeks_74BC/image05.png”” atomicselection=”true”>Scientists have reverse engineered the Antikythera Mechanism, a sophisticated analog computer that was known to have calculated lunar phases and a luni-solar calendar. Newly reported is that it additionally calculated lunar and solar eclipses! Additionally, it may have (correctly) modeled the moon as having a slightly elliptical orbit. The Mechanism predates by at least […]