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… » 11/02/12 3:01pm 11/02/12 3:01pm

New Monopoly board is based on the life of Alan Turing

When cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing worked at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, he would play Monopoly on a board hand-drawn by William Newman, the teenage son of his mentor, Max. In honor of Turing's fondness for the game of capitalism, Bletchley Park is launching a special… » 9/09/12 8:00am 9/09/12 8:00am

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