NOVA

S40 E7 | PREVIEW

Ancient Computer Preview

A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world’s first computer.

AIRED: October 17, 2012 | 0:00:29
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(suspenseful music)

- [Narrator] On "NOVA,"

a mysterious mechanism 2,000 years old.

- The first time the human race have created a computer.

- [Narrator] Can scientists crack its code?

- [Man] They realized there were 27 gears inside this thing

to track the complex movements of the Moon

and probably all the planets as well.

It rewrites the history of technology.

- [Narrator] "Ancient Computer" on "NOVA."

(suspenseful music continues) (device whirs)

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