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Wreck That Gave Up 'Antikythera Mechanism' Revisited

'Exosuits' allow closer look at shipwreck off Greek island

(Newser) - A shipwreck that yielded a 2,000-year-old "computer" known as the Antikythera Mechanism is being freshly explored using another remarkable piece of technology. A new, spacesuit-like "Exosuit" is being worn by deep-sea-diving archaeologists searching a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island over the next month. The... More »

Ancient Device Gives Up Its Secrets

Greek calculating machine tracked eclipses, Olympics

(Newser) - The world's oldest calculating machine was used as a calendar that tracked eclipses and marked Olympic Games, the Telegraph reports. Scientists say the ancient Greek "Antikythera Mechanism," a 2,100-year-old bronze gadget discovered in 1900, marked the 4-year cycle of Games that climaxed with the Olympics—"which... More »

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