The Resource Nova collection, Ancient Computer

Nova collection, Ancient Computer

Label
Nova collection, Ancient Computer
Title
Nova collection, Ancient Computer
Contributor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of corroded bronze. Rusted remnants of gear wheels could be seen on its surface, suggesting some kind of intricate mechanism. The first X-ray studies confirmed that idea, but how it worked and what it was for puzzled scientists for decades. Recently, hi-tech imaging has revealed the extraordinary truth: this unique clockwork machine was the world's first computer. An array of 30 intricate bronze gear wheels, originally housed in a shoebox-size wooden case, was designed to predict the dates of lunar and solar eclipses, track the Moon's subtle motions through the sky, and calculate the dates of significant events such as the Olympic Games. No device of comparable technological sophistication is known from anywhere in the world for at least another 1,000 years. So who was the genius inventor behind it? And what happened to the advanced astronomical and engineering knowledge of its makers? NOVA follows the ingenious sleuthing that finally decoded the truth behind the amazing ancient Greek computer
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by PBS in 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Copp, Duncan
  • Powell, Nick Clarke
  • Yost, Peter
  • O'Collins, Martin
  • Riddick, Iain
  • O'Brien, Miles
  • Strange, Bob
  • Carter, Stuart
  • Beckham, Mike
  • Randall, Terri
  • Williams, Nathan
  • Bower, Dick
  • Hart, Edward
  • Granlund, Chris
  • Murdock, David
  • Pogue, David
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary films
  • Computers
  • Antiquities
Technique
live action
Label
Nova collection, Ancient Computer
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/122875
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1122874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1122874
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897774712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Nova collection, Ancient Computer
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/122875
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1122874
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1122874
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897774712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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