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2011-05-29 06:05:00

Four code-breaking machines used during World War II -- of which one is a fully functioning rebuild -- was presented at the opening of the new Tunny Gallery at the National Museum of Computing last week. The gallery shows the entire wartime code-breaking process from intercept to decrypt and recognizes the remarkable achievements of the men and women who were part of the whole process back in the 1940s. The rebuild of a Tunny machine that produced the final decrypts of enciphered...


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Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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