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Submission + - Hublot Recreates A Mysterious, 2,100-Year-Old Cloc (gizmag.com)

fergus07 writes: Swiss watchmaker Hublot has created a scaled-down working replica of the ancient Antikythera mechanism. The question is — why on Earth would you want to strap one of these to your wrist? It barely tells the time, and it can't take pictures, tweet or connect to your Facebook. In fact, very few people would have the faintest idea what it is, or why you'd want one at all. But for those that do recognize its intricate gears and dials, this tiny, complex piece of machinery tells a vivid and incredible tale of gigantic scientific upheaval, of adventure and shipwreck on the high seas, of war and death.
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Hublot Recreates A Mysterious, 2,100-Year-Old Cloc

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Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.

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