Latest Atomic Energy Research Establishment Stories

2009-09-03 15:05:00

Britain's oldest original computer is being sent to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley, where it will undergo a one-year restoration project. The Harwell system was originally designed in 1949 to perform mathematical calculations, and ran from 1951 to 1973. The state-of-the-art computer measured roughly 8 ft. x 16 ft.  when it was originally built by a team of three people at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, Oxfordshire.  The establishment staff used...

2009-07-22 09:16:07

The European Space Agency officially opened its new research facility in Britain Wednesday. The facility will focus on science and exploration, with an emphasis on robotics and climate change, the BBC reported. The center is part of a group of high-tech businesses and academic institutions operating on the Harwell innovation campus near Oxford. ESA officials said they anticipate the new unit will become its hub for industrial intelligence, a venture seeking to pull new ideas from the private...

2009-06-10 04:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts with five UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) companies and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA). The six contracts, which each have a five-year term, have a total estimated value of $50 million (31 million pounds sterling). At the time of signing, the CNPA was provided IT services by the UKAEA, as it was the organization's previous...

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