January 14, 2013 11:57
"The first computer world: the clue Antikythera Mechanism"
If in 1901, it is not found, no one would have believed in the possibility of the existence of such a complex mechanism. He would have been a genius, whether it is even easier than it is. This is a story about one of the greatest discoveries in history. This corroded bronze object — a device for predicting the future. It was created 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks created an amazing device, which was essentially a mechanical computer.
Reconstruction device showed that it was an astrological calculator, calculations that produced by a complex mechanism. On the outside of the device were located two disks were responsible for the calendar and zodiac signs. Manipulating disks, you can find out the exact date and review the situation with respect to the zodiac septener: Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
The back of the mechanism is also located two drives that helped calculate lunar phases and to predict solar eclipses. The entire device as a whole was also a kind of calculator that can perform addition, subtraction and division. However, scientists have not been able to find an answer to a question — whether the old computer a single product, made to order, or similar calculators have been available for many …