Baby looks and operates very differently to a modern computer, with a memory that uses a system of valves and tubes. But how exactly does its work?
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Eric Wright, one of the volunteers who run our Meet Baby sessions, looks back at how the advent of computers had an impact on his life.
We’re celebrating the Baby computer’s 70th birthday by looking at some of the machines that it made possible.
Think of a scientist. What do you picture? The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.
Ahead of our retro gaming event Power UP, we invited our friends and Lower Byrom Street neighbours from the Crystal Maze to tell us what they think makes the 90s the best decade ever.
The buildings of Liverpool Road station are one of the most incredible things about the site on which the Museum of Science and Industry sits—but a huge fire over 150 years ago almost destroyed these historic structures.
Nowadays, hopping on a plane from London to Edinburgh is common. But did you know that today marks 99 years since the first scheduled domestic air service in Britain?
The Morson Maker Space at the University of Salford has just celebrated its first birthday! The Maker Space encompasses all things good about the university’s mission to transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential.
You may have heard the term ‘science communication’ before, but do you know exactly what it means? In this guest post, Volunteer Communications Assistant Megan tells us more…
Following the announcement that Power UP will return to Manchester this summer, we take a look at some of the most influential characters in gaming’s long history.
On 2 April 2018, the prototype Chinese space station Tiangong-1 made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. However, scientists weren’t able to accurately know when and where it would finally land until the last 24 hours.
Find out more about Tim Peake’s spacesuit, the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit worn by the British ESA astronaut as he traveled into space.