News headlines - November 2014
New Gallery at the Science Museum opens
The impressive new gallery at the London Science Museum was opened at the end of
October by H.M. the Queen.
Entitled The Information Age it contains an interesting collection
covering the history of telecommunications and computing.
Of particular interest to many CCS members, will be the NPL’s Pilot Ace,
the Control Data 6600 and its Russian equivalent, the BESM6 -
each, in their time the muscle of scientific computing.
Tony Sale award winners announced
The 2014 Tony Sale award was awarded to two entries (from a field of eight) -
the IBM 1401 restoration at the Computer History Museum in California and
the creation of a virtual replica of the Zuse Z1 mecanical computer of 1938.
The Imitation Game
The new film about Alan Turing was released on 14th November.
Historic Computer Films
December 18th 2014 - London
“Radar” of the First World War: B-stations and wireless direction-finding in WW1
January 20th 2015 - Manchester
See events page for more information