On June 27, 1972, Atari Inc. was founded in Sunnyvale, California by American businessman and electrical engineer Nolan Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) and American electrical engineer Ted Dabney (May 2, 1937 – May 26, 2018). One the most recognized and celebrated brands in the world, the company is a pioneer in arcade games, home …
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Manchester Baby, the world’s first electronic stored-program computer ran its first program on June 21, 1948
On June 21, 1948, Manchester Baby, the world’s first electronic stored-program computer ran its first program.
Charles Babbage Unveiled the Difference Engine on June 14, 1822
On June 14, 1822, English polymath Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) announced his invention of the Difference Engine on 14 June 1822, in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society. The title of the paper was “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables”. It …
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UNIVAC I, the world’s first commercial computer was unveiled on June 14, 1951
On June 14, 1951, UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I), the world’s first general-purpose electronic digital computer was unveiled. running on a 2.25 MHz clock, it was capable of completing 1,905 instructions per second.
World Wide Web was launched on May 17, 1991
On May 17, 1991, the English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee set up the first web server in history. This event marks the public release of the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee is known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
Z3, the world’s first fully functional and programmable computer was unveiled on May 12, 1941
On May 12, 1941 Z3, the world’s first fully functional and programmable digital computer was unveiled by its designer, the German pioneering computer scientist Konrad Zuse (22 June 1910 – 18 December 1995). Zuse began to develop Z3 in 1935 and completed it in 1941. But, because of World War II, it was not considered …
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When Will Humanity Become a Kardashev Type I Civilization?
There are several ways we can measure the progress of human civilization. Population growth, the rise and fall of empires, and our technological ability to reach for the stars. But one simple measure is to calculate the amount of energy humans use at any given time. As humanity has spread and advanced, our ability to …
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AT&T Picturephone Mod I: The first transcontinental video call was performed on April 20, 1964
The first transcontinental video call was performed on April 20, 1964, through an AT&T Picturephone Mod I, a device consisting of a telephone handset and a small, matching TV.
Advancing Organic Semiconductors through Computational Research
Organic semiconductors form the cornerstone of modern technologies, powering the screens we use in many of our digital devices. On top of this, they are also key materials in organic solar cells and medical biosensing devices, amongst other innovative applications. Dr. Seyhan Salman and her colleagues at Clark Atlanta University have been investigating organic semiconductors …
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IBM.com and sun.com were registered on March 19, 1986
On March 19, 1986, IBM.com and sun.com domains were registered. These domains are the 11th and 12th oldest registered domains in history. Today’s (March 19) story of what happened this day in Science, Technology, Astronomy, and Space Exploration history.