Computer Evolution

Famed mathematician Charles Babbage designed a Victorian-era computer called the Analytical Engine. This is a portion of the mill with a printing mechanism. Credit: Science Museum | Science & Society Picture Library The computer was born not for entertainment or email but out of a need to solve a serious number-crunching crisis. By 1880, the …

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The greatest innovations of 2017 The year’s most transformative products and discoveries.

By Popular Science Staff October 17, 2017 WE COULD BRAG. We could say our 30th annual list of the most transformative products and discoveries required trucks full of experts, hours of toil, and countless friendship-ending debates. That’s true, but you just want the good stuff. So read on. A robot just made me french fries. Delicious, they …

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