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Antikythera mechanism (Ancient calculator)

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Topical headingAntikythera mechanism (Ancient calculator)
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Found inWork cat.: Decoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets, c2009: p. 1 (in Athens' National Archaeological Museum, three flat pieces that look like moldy cardboard are suspended inside glass case; beneath ancient, corroded surfaces, X-ray image shows delicate cogwheels, like inside of alarm clock; this is the Antikythera mechanism) p. 175 (Antikythera mechanism part of tradition of analogue computing) p. 265 (built around first century BC) p. 284 (Antikythera mechanism linked with Archimedes)
Gears from the Greeks : the Antikythera Mechanism, the calendar computer from ca. 80 B.C, 1974.
The ancient Greek computer from Rhodes, known as the Antikythera Mechanism, 1991.
Robot evolution, 1994: p. 7 (Antikythera Mechanism (ca. 87 BC); found 1900 by Greek sponge divers near island it was named for; complex mechanical computer; earliest example of calculating device processing information through gearing to achieve answer)
Oxford handbook of engineering and technology in the classical world, 2008: p. 744 (Antikythera Mechanism, sophisticated geared instrument recovered from shipwreck off Aegean island Antikythera; its geared wheels correlated motions of sun, moon, known planets, in epicyclic motion through zodiac, timed against Egyptian calendar; could also be used to compute eclipses)
Wikipedia, Apr. 3, 2009 (The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer) designed to calculate astronomical positions)