Cosmic Tribune

The Antikythera Mechanism… built with Lego

The Antikythera Mechanism… built with Lego

The device — which sounds like something that belongs in a Dan Brown novel — is an ancient celestial computer, driven by gears to carry out the calculations and dials to accurately predict heavenly events, such as solar eclipses. The technology used to construct the device wasn’t thought to be available for another 1,000 years. […]