February 2012

Geek Fact for February 28th

In 1956, Jay Forrester was issued a patent for computer core memory. Jay Forrester invented core memory in 1949. It became the dominant form of computer memory in the 1950s, and remained in use until the late 1970s. Learn more at http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blforrester.htm

Geek Fact for February 26th

In 1935, Robert Watson-Watt first demonstrated RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging). The demonstration was for the British Air Ministry. RADAR played an important role in saving Great Britain from defeat in World War II. Learn more at http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/02/dayintech_0226

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