In 1822, the mathematician Charles Babbage designed the first programmable computer, which was steam powered and programmed with punch cards. However, Babbage was unable to complete the machine, which he called a differe... More »

The first computer was designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s. He referred to it as an Analytical Engine, and although it was never built, its design became the framework for the design of modern ... More »

The main purpose of the Internet is to provide global access to data and communications. Use of the Internet and networking is essential for advancing research in science, medicine, engineering and design as well as in m... More »

The first mechanical computer was the Difference Engine built in 1822 by Charles Babbage, considered as the "father of the computer." Between 1847 and 1849, he made an improved version of his first model, which he called... More »

The first computer was designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage in the 1800s. He referred to it as an Analytical Engine, and although it was never built, its design became the framework for the design of modern ... More »

Charles Babbage invented his analytical engine between 1833 and 1871. The first freely programmable calculator, considered the first digital computer, was called the Z1 and was created in 1936 by Konrad Zuse. It spurred ... More »

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Ada Byron wrote a plan giving suggestions on how the Analytical Engine, created by Charles Babbage, could be used to produce a table of the Bernoulli numbers. In 1979, the U.S. Department of Defense developed a software ... More »