ZDF - Star Clock BC: Antikythera Mechanism (2010)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MP4/AVC @ 4200 Kbps | 50 mins | 1.53 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Science, Technology
Over a century ago, sponge divers recovered a complex mechanical device from a shipwreck. Scientists continue to marvel at this machine, with its intricate system of gears that accurately chart the astronomical movement of the moon and planets. Dubbed the Antikythera mechanism (for the location of the shipwreck from which it came), the device is considered the world's first computer, developed by the Greeks around the 1st century B.C. Scientists continue to marvel at its intricate system of gears which rival that of the most complex Swiss watch.