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The Shield-Lantern, a Renaissance Gadget to Fight at Night Blinding the Adversary

The Kunsthistorisches Museum or Museum of Art History in Vienna is one of the most important of its kind in the world. It houses significant collections of art, archaeology, numismatics, and applied arts, including the imperial treasury and the most outstanding collection of works by Rubens, Velázquez, Dürer, Caravaggio, Brueghel, and many others. It also […]

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How the Aritmometer Worked, the World’s First Mechanical Calculator (Video)

The Aritmometer was the first device capable of performing mathematical calculations automatically. It was invented in 1623 by the German mathematician and philosopher Wilhelm Schickard. However, Schickard’s original machine was lost, and no specimen survived. The oldest Aritmometer for which documentation exists dates back to 1642 and was created by the French scientist, engineer, astronomer, […]