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Astronomy, Vintage, Moon Landing, Newspapers, Old Things, Interstellar, Space And Astronomy, Aerospace Engineering, Apollo Missions

Time flies, they say. Oh boy, it does. But it only becomes obvious when you come across something from the past. Quite often, it’s a high school pic of your 14-year-old goth self rocking that camera. That’s a friendly reminder of your cringy legacy full of hopes and dreams before reality hit.

Android, Technology Gadgets, Computer Basics, Computer Hardware, Computer Knowledge, Computer Shortcut Keys, Computer Technology, Electronic Engineering, Computer Basic

A team of researchers in Australia has managed to create a transistor that is the size of an atom. That’s the smallest transistor ever created. Considering that the single-atom transistor is only 0.1 nanometer in size, the possible applications are mind-boggling. It will be quite some time before we see the single-atom transistor technology implemented in microprocessors that we use in computers and other devices. But this is such a thrilling development that we wanted to find out how it…

Exploding Helicopter
1970s, New York City, Retro, York, Vintage New York, Lower East Side, New York Harbor, City Suites, New York

1. “University L”, somewhere in Belgium Captured by this urban explorer, with an excellent Flickr account of urban decay. 2. Karen Leadlay working on computers in the space division of General Dynamics, 1964 “Note to self: Invent printed circuits.” Via Straker’s World. 3. San Francisco’s 1940s Camera Obscura The Camera Obscura is a large-scale camera obscura,…

Christopher minos
The 4000 character core memory module from the IBM 1401 computer. Design, Retro, Computer Hardware, Computer Accessories, Computer, Computer Case, Computer Technology, Electronics Projects, Computer History Museum

When I found out that the Computer History Museum has a working IBM 1401 computer[1], I wondered if it could generate the Mandelbrot fractal. I wrote a fractal program in assembly language and the computer chugged away for 12 minutes to create the Mandelbrot image on its line printer. In the process I learned a bunch of interesting things about the IBM 1401, which I discuss in this article. The IBM 1401 mainframe computer (left) at the Computer History Museum printing the Mandelbrot fractal…

Pascal Chanel