Final Thought

July 2019
The Apollo Guidance Computer â€

Margaret Hamilton posing next to stacks of software she and her team at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory developed for the Apollo computer.

We’ve all heard that the computer on Apollo 11 had less memory than modern calculators. And that’s true, but the disparities are even more astounding, and on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, I wanted to take a gander at the piece of hardware that made Apollo 11 possible, the
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Date:
07/24/2019
Plane Inspired by Electric Guitar Could Cut Fuel Costs by 20%
Commercial airlines have a ravenous appetite for fossil fuels – it’s one of the industry’s most onerous costs, fiscal and environmental. Dutch airline KLM wants to change that with a plane inspired by a Gibson guitar. The Flying-V takes advantage of the superior aerodynamics of the
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Date:
07/22/2019
Analog Devices Shows Faith in Brexit Britain
A couple of months ago, I wrote here about how Brexit had paralysed the UK government and the whole country had basically ground to a standstill. That paralysis didn’t only affect the government, it also started
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Date:
07/22/2019