Collections: Science and Technology
The Computer Programme - It's Happening Now
Who is using computers now, and where is this technology likely to lead?
Panorama - The Real War in Space: We Are Entering the Post-Nuclear Era
Tom Mangold continues his look at space weaponry.
Making The Most Of The Micro - Getting Down To BASIC
Writing a simple program which could help children practice their maths skills.
Bristol's robot tortoises, 1950
Grey Walter’s nature-inspired 'tortoise' was the world’s first mobile, autonomous robot
French to English translator computer, 1955
Dr Booth showed off his swanky device that can translate from one language into another?! Oh là là!
Electronic computer demonstration, 1958
Introducing DEUCE, claimed to be the world's fastest electronic computer
Kids at the Science Museum, 1959
Kids were flocking to the Science Museum in 1959 to play with the latest tech
John Glenn and the Space project in Cocoa Beach, 1962
Panorama was in Cocoa Beach to gauge the mood of John Glenn
At the controls of Gemini, 1966
"Things are rather cramped…" Horizon reporter David Lutyens got to play at the controls of a Gemini spacecraft
Professor Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, 1967
The pioneering crystallographer on the role of science in society
Jocelyn Bell Burnell on pulsars, 1971
"Second reactions - not really voiced very loudly - perhaps it's little green men"
Homemade insecticide, 1974
Meet the man who makes his own insecticide using cigarette butts and women's tights
Computer graphics, 1981
A look at its evolution, from Spacewar! to cutting edge 3D modelling techniques
Instant electronic letters, 1982
Booking a squash court in Hertfordshire, thanks to the amazing Prestel
Video piracy, 1982
Pirate copies of Hollywood blockbuster E.T. are doing the rounds two months before its cinema release
BASIC palindrome detector, 1983
If you haven't already written a palindrome detector in BASIC (what have you been doing?), here's how
US phones from novelty to cellular, 1985
Micro Live went stateside to check out the latest phones, diallers and something called cellular technology
Optical storage technology, 1986
The laser disc, compact discs and CD-ROMS! Oh my! Micro Live had a veritable cornucopia of optical storage systems on show
Sat Nav CD, 1986
"You could put all the motorways, roads, towns and village streets of the whole of Britain on just one of these discs"
Jane Goodall, 1986
"Chimps have a life cycle of about 50 years, so I haven't yet covered half of one complete life"
VHS video editing, 1987
"The process is very simple" Sue Robbie shows how to set up home video editing
1990s and beyond
Auction website bids for business, 1998
Place bids on items across Europe from the comfort of your local cybercafe