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Building the sphere of Archimedes

In his West London workshop, Michael Wright builds ancient mechanisms. In this Nature Video, we see his latest contraption, the Sphere of Archimedes. Based on little more than ancient Greek texts, Wright has built this speculative machine to models the movements of the planets.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-00316-5

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