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babbage

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Babbage the teddy bear re-creates Baumgartner skydive

Tumbling from a hydrogen balloon at 24 miles up, a plush toy shows its own daredevil mettle.

By August 28, 2013

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Hands-on with Babbage's Difference Engine

You think the MacBook Air is a beautiful computer? It's got nothing on this five-ton, Victorian-era beast.

By December 7, 2010

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Putting the Babbage Difference Engine to work (photos)

At the Computer History Museum, CNET gets a look at Charles Babbage's computing and printing machine, designed in the 1840s to rid data sheets of human error.

6 Images December 7, 2010

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Famed Babbage machine could come back to life

Campaign under way to use Charles Babbage's original blueprints to create a working version of his steam-powered Analytical Engine, the world's first programmable non-digital computer.

By October 19, 2010

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Charles Babbage's masterpiece difference engine comes to Silicon Valley

This story has been corrected to reflect the correct date of the public opening of the exhibit. It opens May 10.

By April 10, 2008

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Charles Babbage's masterpiece difference engine comes to Silicon Valley

The machine, only the second machine of its kind in existence, is delivered in advance of an exhibition that will open May 10.

By April 9, 2008

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Gigapixel image shows the Difference Engine in detail

Charles Babbage is considered by many to be the father of computing. Now you can take a peek inside the Difference Engine, his 8000-piece mechanical calculator.

By December 5, 2012

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Bid to cross Atlantic in flying rowboat fizzles, balloonist rescued

Ambitious stunt doesn't quite fly, as Canadian news chopper picks up North Carolina man who landed in Newfoundland.

By September 13, 2013

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Can Jane Austen + steampunk spark girls' science fire?

Jordan Stratford wants to write a fun historical novel for kids that will give girls like his 9-year-old daughter strong role models in science and tech. He's turned to the Internet for help.

By April 13, 2012

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Photos: The Victorian engine that could

A forward-thinking mathematician and engineer, Charles Babbage designed the Difference Engine in 1847. His work is now on display.

By May 5, 2008