Hellenistic Engineering.

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  • Author(s): Holden, Constance
  • Source:
    Science. 11/11/2005, Vol. 310 Issue 5750, p968-968. 1/3p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
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    • Abstract:
      This article reports that last month in Athens, Greece, scientists unveiled a working model of a mysterious instrument discovered a century ago in the ruins of a 2000-year-old Greek shipwreck. Found as a crusted bronze mass in the cargo of a ship that sank off the island of Antikythera, the instrument, dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism," was a jumble of gears and dials encased in a wooden box. In 1989, engineer Michael Wright, now at Imperial College London, and Sydney University computer scientist Allan Bromley applied more advanced imaging technology to determine the level of each wheel and gear within the mass. Bromley's death interrupted the work, but in 2002, Wright started again on a reconstruction. His complete working model, unveiled at the Second Conference on Ancient Greek Technology in Athens, demonstrates that the mechanism included a complete planetarium, showing the orbits, or epicycles as the Greeks called them, of not only the sun and moon but also the five planets known to the Greeks, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      269
    • ISSN:
      0036-8075
    • Accession Number:
      10.1126/science.310.5750.968b
    • Accession Number:
      18924087
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HOLDEN, C. Hellenistic Engineering. Science, [s. l.], v. 310, n. 5750, p. 968, 2005. DOI 10.1126/science.310.5750.968b. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=18924087. Acesso em: 25 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Holden C. Hellenistic Engineering. Science. 2005;310(5750):968. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.968b
    • APA:
      Holden, C. (2005). Hellenistic Engineering. Science, 310(5750), 968. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.310.5750.968b
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Holden, Constance. 2005. “Hellenistic Engineering.” Science 310 (5750): 968. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.968b.
    • Harvard:
      Holden, C. (2005) ‘Hellenistic Engineering’, Science, 310(5750), p. 968. doi: 10.1126/science.310.5750.968b.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Holden, C 2005, ‘Hellenistic Engineering’, Science, vol. 310, no. 5750, p. 968, viewed 25 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Holden, Constance. “Hellenistic Engineering.” Science, vol. 310, no. 5750, Nov. 2005, p. 968. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.968b.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Holden, Constance. “Hellenistic Engineering.” Science 310, no. 5750 (November 11, 2005): 968. doi:10.1126/science.310.5750.968b.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Holden C. Hellenistic Engineering. Science [Internet]. 2005 Nov 11 [cited 2020 Nov 25];310(5750):968. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=18924087