A dog has become a local celebrity in a Chinese
village after she reportedly gave birth to a kitten.
Hua Chengpeng, of Huayang village, Jiangyan city,
told People's Daily that the unlikely animal was the
third 'puppy' in his pet's litter.
"The first two puppies the dog produced were both
normal, but when the third baby came, the whole
family was very surprised to see a cat-like
creature. It is a cat, not a dog at all," he said.
Local residents have been flocking to his house
to see the 'kitten' which local vets say is really a
puppy which looks like a cat because of a gene
mutation. It apparently yaps like a puppy.
Hua says his son brought the dog home from
Liaoning city, where he had been working, a year
The Antikythera Mechanism And Links:
A reference to the Antikythera Mechanism
Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further
Adventures of a Curious Character
by Ralph Leighton (Contributor), Richard
This is a fun book to read if you don't know it
I would recommend it.
See Extract from pages
94 - 96
Simulation of the Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered in a
wreck near the island of Antikythera (hence its
name). A detailed
description of the
device, which is considered the first computer
ever made, is given in a historical article
da Solla Price, who
devoted most of his life in deciphering its
The .MOV animations of
the device given here, come from a simulation of
the mechanism. The colors of the gears
have no significance
whatsoever. They are used for illustration
An Ancient Greek Computer
June 1959 Scientific American article p60-7
Gears, Galleys, and
The Antikythera Mechanism's Implications
Text of the 1993 APA Abstract
Rob S. Rice
Rob S. Rice
USNA Eleventh Naval History Symposium
Paper for Collected Volume
The Antikythera Mechanism: Physical and
Intellectual Salvage from the 1st Century B.C.
The Engines of Our Ingenuity
by John H. Lienhard
The Antikythera wreck, 80 BC, Greece.
ship on its way from Pergamon, found by sponge
40-55 m depth. Additional divings in the '70s by
Cousteau. Finds are displayed in Athens, e.g. an
unidentified astronomical instrument. More info
here and here.
Used to mechanically calculate the position
of Sun and Moon, used in ancient Greece.
A HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER: PREHISTORY
A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to
The Collection of Bronzes
Gears from the Greeks : The Antikythera
Mechanism, a Calendar Computer from Ca 80 B.C.
Derek De Solla Price
Availability: This title is out of print. Although
it is no longer available from the publisher,
we'll query our network of used bookstores for you
and send an update within one to two weeks.
RESUME Bernard Gardner
My honours project was Three dimensional analysis
of x-ray images of the Antikythera Mechanism, an
attempt to provide a
non-invasive method for deducing the internal
structure of an ancient Greek geared mechanism.
The project used Computer
analysis of scanned x-rays to try to produce a
three-dimensional image of the internals of the
mechanism. This information was
desired to aid in the understanding of the
original function of the mechanism, the earliest
known example of a geared
mechanism, which appears to date from the 1st
The Antikythera Mechanism
In 1993, I was an Honours Student in Computer
Science, studying at the Basser
Department of Computer Science at Sydney
University. My thesis supervisor, Allan
Bromley had an interest in the Antikythera
Mechanism, and so I embarked on a project
to analyse his X-Ray images of the mechanism, and
attempt to produce a 3D model of
the gear trains inside the mechanism.
At the time, the mechanism was relatively unknown,
but as interest seems to have
bloomed recently, I present here online my thesis.
Die Kalenderreform Caesars. Ein Beitrag zur
Geschichte seiner Spätzeit.
Spheres and Planetaria (Introduction)
The Antikythera Mechanism is
the most sophisticated scientific instrument
surviving from antiquity.
THE EPHEBE OF ANTIKYTHERA (Ephebe:
One more statue that has been an item of
controversy among archaeologists Since it is
that he was holding some spherical object in his
right hand, some say that it depicts Paris holding
the apple and others that it is a statue of
Perseus holding Andromeda's head (340 B.C). It was
found in a ship wreckage near Antikythera in 1900.
Many of the finest bronzesever discovered, such
as the Youth of Antikythera, were salvaged
HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE SHIP
084 ANTIKYTHERA SHIP
Den märkliga manicken från Antikythera
[Contains one of the best
photographs I have seen
of the A.M.]
Publications of T.M.Th.
Gears from the Greeks:
The Mechanism of Antikythera
Description : The book presents
the Mechanism of Antikythera (currently displayed
in the National
Archaeological Museum of Athens)
The Hab Theory : A Novel; Allan W. Eckert;
The device which has come to be known as the
was discovered in the ancient wreckage of a ship
on the bottom of the Aegean Sea near the Greek
island of Antikythera.
A Very Brief History of Computer Science
The ancient Greeks developed some very
sophisticated analog computers.
In 1901, an ancient Greek shipwreck was discovered
off the island of Antikythera.
The tiny island of Antikythera (pop.150), 38 km.
south-east of Kythera, is the most remote island
in the Aegean Sea and
definitely one for the reclusive. It has one
settlement (Potamos), one doctor, one police
officer, one teacher (with a few pupils),
one phone and one monastery. There is no post
office or bank. You can find a cafe and a
Fractions, Cycles, and Time
The so-called Antikythera
mechanism, apparently constructed in the first
century B.C., recovered in 1900 from a
and analyzed just a few decades ago, is one of the
most striking examples of such
engineering in the
ancient world. It contained a system of gears
whose gear ratios corresponded to well-known
involving the moon, including the Metonic cycle.
The mechanism was clearly a type of analog
computer, using fixed
gear ratios to make calculations displayed as
pointer readings on a dial.
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