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World's First Computer [electronic resource] / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

BBC Worldwide Ltd., (production company.). Films Media Group, (film distributor.).
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Subject: Antikythera mechanism (Ancient calculator)
Calendar, Greek.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (54 min. 4 sec.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2012]
  • Distributor: New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.

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General Note: Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Formatted Contents Note: Ancient Discovery. (3:15) --. Greek Treasures. (1:46) --. Greek Treasures on a Roman Ship. (2:52) --. Previous Research. (1:37) --. Ancient Greek Technology. (1:14) --. Ancient Clockwork. (1:51) --. The Phases of the Moon. (1:54) --. Modern X-Ray Research. (3:58) --. Digital Model. (1:24) --. Simple Engineering. (4:18) --. The Function of the Large Wheel. (3:13) --. Breakthrough in Research. (3:51) --. Capabilities of the Device. (3:44) --. Tracking the Moon. (2:33) --. The 53-Toothed Gear. (2:55) --. Who Made the Device?. (3:40) --. The Planetarium Model. (2:18) --. Preserving the Technology. (1:45) --. Summary: World's First Computer. (2:34) --. Credits: World's First Computer. (1:01)
Restrictions on Access Note: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Summary: In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2,000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to show the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as well as to predict eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. This fascinating film follows the efforts of an international team of scientists to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism - using the latest advanced technologies to reveal surprising and awe-inspiring details about a mystifying and profoundly important object.
Target Audience Note: 9 & up.
System Details Note: System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Source of Description Note: Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, February 13 2016)
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