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authorHerbert Bruderer

How Does One Multiply with Napier's Rods?
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How Does One Multiply with Napier's Rods?

Napier's multiplication and division rods, deriving from the basic multiplication table, simplify calculations considerably.

How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?
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How Does One Calculate With A Circular Slide Rule?

The circular slide rule was widely used until the 1970s.

Charles Babbage and the Loom
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Charles Babbage and the Loom

Babbage wanted to control his analytical engine, regarded as the ancestor of the modern-day computer, with punched cards.

When Did the Digital Age Begin?
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When Did the Digital Age Begin?

There is no clear answer.

Superb Historical Robots
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Superb Historical Robots

The world's most magnificent historical robots.

How Do You Calculate on the Abacus?
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How Do You Calculate on the Abacus?

Considering the use of one of the most long-lived calculating devices.

Discovery: User Manual of the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World
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Discovery: User Manual of the Oldest Surviving Computer in the World

A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).

Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion
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Leonardo da Vinci's Robot Lion

We are celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death with a major exhibition of the Renaissance painter's works.

Who Manufactured the Mysterious Chinese Android?
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Who Manufactured the Mysterious Chinese Android?

In the 18th century, there were several famous makers of automatons in Europe; who created the Chinese musical clock automaton figure?

Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts
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Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts

How well do translation programs translate?

The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?
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The Birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

Was the 1951 Paris conference "Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine" the birthplace of Artificial Intelligence?

The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.
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