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Sharing ‘The ENIAC story’

  • November 4, 2019

"The ENIAC Story" is reprinted from here. The world's first electronic digital computer was developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables. By Martin H. Weik, 1961 Ordnance Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD "...With the…

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Undergrad discovers two exoplanets with AI

  • October 24, 2019

The term "artificial intelligence" was coined in a proposal for a research project published August 31, 1955, by John McCarthy (Dartmouth College), Marvin Minsky (Harvard University), Nathaniel Rochester (IBM), and Claude Shannon (Bell Telephone Laboratories). They are credited with launching…

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Watch Buckminster Fuller’s lectures free online

  • October 17, 2019

"In January 1975, Fuller sat down to deliver the twelve lectures that make up Everything I Know, all captured on video and enhanced with the most exciting bluescreen technology of the day. Props and background graphics illustrate the many concepts he…

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The surprising evolution of photo booths

  • October 10, 2019

High-speed photography was invented at Aberdeen Proving Ground, so we like sharing stories about innovations in photography. The photo booth that produced a strip of black and white photos has evolved since the first one was installed on Broadway in…

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New freeze-dried polio vaccine can stand the heat

  • July 23, 2019

"[Polio] still lurks in developing countries because vaccine storage and transport requires refrigeration. Now, scientists find freeze-drying a polio vaccine keeps it stable for as long as four weeks even in hot temperatures. The stability could enable vaccine distribution that…

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