Category: technology

Cray supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore Nati…

Cray supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, circa 1984.

Cray supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore Nati…

Cray supercomputers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, circa 1984.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit cent…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Intel 4004, a 4-bit central processing unit (CPU), is introduced to the public on November 15, 1971. (Sources: 1, 2)

“World’s Most Powerful Computer”: A 1986 video…

“World’s Most Powerful Computer”: A 1986 video from NASA Ames touts the power of a Cray-2 supercomputer in designing vehicles for space. It could perform 250 million calculations per second.

NASA designer Vic Vykukal demonstrates the AX-…

NASA designer Vic Vykukal demonstrates the AX-3 hard-shell spacesuit, 1977.

The UNIVAC LARC computer system at Lawrence Li…

The UNIVAC LARC computer system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, 1960. It was 175 times more powerful than the UNIVAC 1. How does it compare with the device you’re using to view this post?

An Apollo 11 lunar television camera displayed…

An Apollo 11 lunar television camera displayed by Stan Lebar, leader of the Westinghouse team that developed it.

September 17, 1965: “View of IBM digital compu…

September 17, 1965: “View of IBM digital computer model 7090 magnet core installation.”

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The robots of Isaac Asimov: Illustrations by R…

The robots of Isaac Asimov: Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie, Jack Gaughan, Michael Whelan, and Paul Rivoche.

Future cars by Syd Mead.

Future cars by Syd Mead.