Star Clock

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Science Documentary hosted by Christopher Kent, published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of NG Naked Science series in 2011 - English narration

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Naked Science Star Clock aka Ancient Computer Move over, Bill Gates. It appears that the world's first PC was invented during biblical times. It was a device so sophisticated that with a turn of a hand crank, mathematical gears mapped the positions of planets and stars. Now, more than 100 years since the discovery, experts are still vying to understand how such an advanced technology could have existed 2,000 years ago. Over a century ago, sponge divers recovered an extremely complex mechanical device from a shipwreck. It was decades before they determined its purpose, to accurately track the movement of the stars in the night sky. 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.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 2040 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16.9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 45 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 700 MB
  • Ripped by: Harry65
  • Source: DVB-rip

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