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These Are Some Of The Great Breakthroughs That Shaped The Way We Live Today

The astrolabe let us explore the world in the past

Few inventions are as important as the astrolabe. While this navigation tool may seem antique and obsolete right now, it allowed explorers to determine latitude on land or calm seas and tell the time during day or night.

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Now, you may be wondering, what does this antique machine have to do with the progress of humanity? The answer is simple: it laid the foundation for today’s far more complex computing machines, such as the modern laptop. How impressive!

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