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2012-01-04 12:12:17

With government plans for a Digital Britain firmly underway, the amount of data that will be sent on the internet is set to increase dramatically.

2011-04-18 16:40:42

On the 5th October 2010 the historic Hastings Pier was set on fire, destroying 95% of the Grade II listed building, leading to concerns over its future.

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2011-03-10 07:38:03

The prestigious Alan Mathison Turing Award was awarded to a Harvard University professor whose machine learning research helped to create an IBM computer that defeated two human competitors on a recent “Jeopardy!” tournament.

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2011-02-26 06:35:00

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved an archive of WWII papers from the United Kingdom’s most famous code-breaker, Alan Turing, in an 11th-hour bid that kept the collection of scientific papers from going to a private buyer.

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2010-03-10 06:35:00

A Microsoft Corp researcher won one of technology's most coveted prizes on Tuesday after he designed and built what is widely considered the first modern personal computer.

2010-03-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Charles P. Thacker the winner of the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the prototype for networked personal computers.

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2009-09-10 06:50:00

While computers can replicate many aspects of human behavior, they do not possess our ability to recognize distorted images, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

2009-03-23 07:00:00

MONTREAL, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- North Side Inc., of Montreal, will unveil a prototype of its Bot Colony(TM) title (www.botcolony.com ) at GDC in San Francisco on March 25 - 27 (booth 5016 NH). Bot Colony(TM) is the first game ever where the player can converse with the characters in English.

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2008-10-13 13:05:00

Scientists convened at the University of Reading on Sunday to take part in an annual experiment aimed at gauging the levels of artificial intelligence of computers.

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2008-04-02 10:10:00

A government lab in Teddington has taken on its biggest sample for analysis to date – a 14 ton foot-bridge.


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2009-04-23 12:21:19

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 "“ December 18, 1995) was a German civil engineer and computer pioneer of the twentieth century. His most notable accomplishment was his 1941 invention of the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, called the Z3. In 1964, he was honored with the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring for this project. Zuse also contributed the design of the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül. In 1948, he published his design, but the...

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