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Feb. 19th, 2008 | 10:08 am

A 2,000-year-old mechanical computer salvaged from a Roman shipwreck has astounded scientists who have finally unravelled the secrets of how the sophisticated device works.
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Remarkably, scans showed the device uses a differential gear, which was previously believed to have been invented in the 16th century. The level of miniaturisation and complexity of its parts is comparable to that of 18th century clocks.
Mysteries of computer from 65BC are solved

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from: litespeed
date: Feb. 19th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)

er.. WOW?!?

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