Barnacle-covered 300-year-old pocket watch revealed

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And one day this will be your iPod.

Via Nature comes this amazing video of an x-ray trip through a barnacle-encrusted lump from a 17th century shipwreck. It reveals the workings of a very sophisticated, gorgeous watchwork mechanism inside. The researchers (from National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh) who used this x-ray technology are excited about the prospects of using it on future, similarly encrusted underwater finds.

What makes a 300-year-old pocket watch tick?

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