The Antikythera Mechanism

Interactive Relighting of the Antikythera Mechanism
Story @ BBC News
The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
Java Applet of the Antikythera Sun-Moon Assembly
Download the Antikythera 3D Simulator
NOVA: Ancient Computer

Another video of the Antikythera Mechanism



Why interdisciplinary research matters

"To solve the grand challenges facing society — energy, water, climate, food, health — scientists and social scientists must work together. But research that transcends conventional academic boundaries is harder to fund, do, review and publish — and those who attempt it struggle for recognition and advancement [...]. This special issue examines what governments, funders, journals, universities and academics must do to make interdisciplinary work a joy rather than a curse." Special Issue @ Nature




Turing Machine Simulators

Turing Machine Simulator 1
Turing Machine Simulator 2
Turing Machine Simulator 3

A Turing Machine Overview

BTW, my thoughts on the recent Turing Biopic and a related news article.

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The quiet revolution of numerical weather prediction

"Advances in numerical weather prediction represent a quiet revolution because they have resulted from a steady accumulation of scientific knowledge and technological advances over many years that, with only a few exceptions, have not been associated with the aura of fundamental physics breakthroughs. Nonetheless, the impact of numerical weather prediction is among the greatest of any area of physical science. As a computational problem, global weather prediction is comparable to the simulation of the human brain and of the evolution of the early Universe, and it is performed every day at major operational centres across the world." Full review @ Nature

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