Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Something Old - Something New

I posted in 2006 about the Antikythera mechanisms being deciphered as an ancient clock mechanism.

A new paper points out that the clock actually contains mechanisms for an olympic calendar and an eclipse calendar and identifies the potential source of the mechanism. This video at Nature is impressive with slices of X-rays being used to generate a computer model showing the clockwork in action. State of the art modern techniques being used to decipher at 2000 year old clock. Not sure which is more impressive.

I asked before if this would show up in Second Life. Steampunk is strongly trending upwards. Will this show up in SL somewhere, somehow? Are there real clockworks in SL?

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