The first modern computers did not generally appear until around World War II, with devices such as the Z1 invented by Konrad Zuse in Germany in 1936, or the Turing Machine by Alan Turing, or the Colossus in 1943. However, the first general-purpose mechanical computer dates back much earlier than many would expect. It was […]Read more "Babbage’s Analytical Engine, The Nineteenth-Century Computer"
With the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, many are remembering the meltdown that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986. While the Chernobyl disaster is widely remembered as the worst nuclear accident in history, there is actually a place much more radioactive than Chernobyl. That place is known by many names, although it is […]Read more "Chelyabinsk-65, the Soviet Nuclear Facility"
The Korean War was fought from June 25th, 1950 when the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea) invaded the ROK (Republic of Korea, or South Korea) until July 27th, 1953 when the war ended in a cease-fire rather than a peace treaty. This means that although many in the West do not […]Read more "The 707th Special Missions Battalion"