Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego
Watch this mind-bending video of a lego recreation of the oldest known scientific computer, an amazingly precise set of gears built in 100 BCE.
The Nature Network has announced the winner of their "Best Nature Video" for the most impressive display of "science on the screen." The winner is a truly mind-bending short of the Lego recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism, known in science circles as the oldest scientific computer ever built. This incredibly advanced and unbelievably precise device could predict eclipses and other celestial events with unprecedented accuracy.
If you are at all curious how gears could be used to perform math—literally used as a calculator—you've simply got to check this out.