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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. Turing, one of the founding fathers of modern computing and a key figure in breaking the German Enigma code, will now have his work kept in its "spiritual home," Bletchley Park, which was the center of Britain's top secret code-breaking effort during the war....

2008-09-09 12:00:16

MILTON KEYNES, England and MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park has today received a major boost from PGP Corporation and IBM who have made contributions to help expand and modernise the museum and to enhance the educational opportunities it offers. This takes it one step closer to ensuring the long term survival of Europe's largest collection of fully functional computers. A dedicated website (http://www.pgp.com/stationx) to...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.