Vladimir Lukianov

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Hydraulic Integrator of Vladimir Lukianov Vladimir Sergeevich Lukianov (Владимир Сергеевич Лукьянов) was born in Moscow, on 17 March, 1902, in the family of an insurance agent. In 1919 he graduated from a Moscow classical high school and entered the building department of the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering. He graduated in 1925 and was […]

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Percy Ludgate

Percy Ludgate – Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

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Who was Percy Ludgate? Percy Ludgate, born on August 2, 1883, was an Irish amateur scientist popular for designing the second analytical machine in history. The analytical machine is now referred to as the general-purpose Turing-complete computer. Percy died on October 16, 1922, aged 39. Percy Ludgate, during his lifetime, was an interesting figure in […]

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Martin Wiberg – Biography, History and Inventions

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Martin Wiberg The Swede Martin Wiberg (September 4, 1826-December 29, 1905) was born in Viby, Scania. In 1845 he enrolled at Lund University to study medicine, but for financial reasons turned to the study of science and became a Doctor of Philosophy in 1850. He was very interested in printing business and wished to develop […]

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Louis Couffignal – Biography, History and Inventions

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Louis Couffignal Louis Pierre Couffignal (1902-1966), a French Mathematician and Cybernetics pioneer, was born in Monflanquin, Fâcheries, on 16 March 1902, in a humble family: his father Guillaume Couffignal (born 1858), was a chief cantonnier, his mother, Marie Deroux-Couffignal (born 1871), was a tailor. After attending a primary school at Monflanquin, in 1913 Louis enrolled […]

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The History of Babbage

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Some time in 1821, the young english mathematician Charles Babbage (biography), checking calculations for improving tables for a navigational book, and disappointed by numerous errors in these calculations, shared with a friend—”I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam!”. It is quite possible, remarked his friend. It was during the course of […]

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