Remains Of World War II Military Pigeon Ignites Code Mystery

Back in 1982, David Martin discovered the remains of a pigeon while renovating his chimney. Upon closer inspection he noticed that the dead bird had a red capsule attached to its leg, what has now been confirmed as a top secret message that was en route to an unknown location in Britain during World War II. Ignored for … » 11/02/12 3:01pm 11/02/12 3:01pm

Birthplace of Modern Computers Is "a National Disgrace"

During World War II, the best mathematical minds in Britain gathered at a place called Bletchley Park to decipher the secret codes used by the Axis. To aid the process, they developed the Colossus Mk 1 and Mk 2, some of the first machines recognizable as programmable computers. And now UK computer scientists are up in… » 7/25/08 8:00am 7/25/08 8:00am