Home Physics Zoom Backgrounds from the Archives, half 2

Zoom Backgrounds from the Archives, half 2

Zoom Backgrounds from the Archives, half 2


Professor Abraham H. Taub and Professor Ralph E. Meagher look at an ILLIAC I tape. ILLIAC I, a supercomputer constructed on the College of Illinois. In 1957, composers Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Issacson used ILLIAC I to create Illiac Suite, for a string quartet, which is extensively accepted as the primary rating to have been generated by an digital laptop.

Two Heads Are Higher Than One

Double dome research: a woman wears a dummy head while a man in a tie looks on

Credit score: Bell Laboratories / Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visible Archives, Physics At the moment Assortment

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Caption on picture reads: “Two heads are higher than one for Bell Phone Laboratories analysis into the methods folks find the path of sound. Sensible outcomes of the latest ‘double dome’ analysis at Murray Hill, NJ, would be the enchancment of stereophonic radio and TV packages, that are transmitted nationwide over phone amenities. Within the experiments, two microphones within the ears of the dummy, ‘Oscar II’ have been substituted for human ears. Oscar’s head reproduced the ‘shadowing’ of sound by a human head. Individuals taking part within the checks — comparable to Mary Lou Hartig, proven — wore the additional head in order that motions of their heads can be reproduced, for even very small actions affect listening to. The pure sounds acquired in every microphone have been altered electronically by acoustics scientist, R. L. Hanson (proper) and have been delivered to the earphones. Listeners have been requested to level to the obvious path of the altered sound. Usually, the ear that’s nearer to a sound hears it earlier and louder than the opposite ear. Right here, nevertheless, synthetic variations in time delays and depth have been launched, and it was discovered that the issue of depth is extra essential than beforehand believed. If sound reaches one ear first however reaches the opposite ear considerably louder, the hearer is totally confused.”

Picture info: Bell Labs F3


Two women sitting at a computer, seen from the back

Credit score: Digital Photograph Archive, Division of Power (DOE), courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visible Archives

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Los Alamos Nationwide Laboratory designed Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Pc, often called MANIAC I.

Picture info: Los Alamos F4 

Within the Backyard

Geoffrey Burbidge, Fred Hoyle, Margaret Burbidge, and Donald Clayton in the garden

Credit score: AIP Emilio Segrè Visible Archives, Clayton Assortment

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Geoffrey Burbidge, Fred Hoyle, Margaret Burbidge, and Donald Clayton within the backyard at Hoyle’s dwelling, Cockley Moor, above Lake Ullswater in England.

Picture info: Burbidge Geoffrey D3 

Continental Drift

Equipment on the after deck of the USNS Kane, 1968

Credit score: AIP Emilio Segrè Visible Archives, Present of Invoice Woodward, USNS Kane Assortment



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