Ever wonder how those tiny little microprocessors in your computer work? The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge makes things a lot easier to understand by blowing them up to a size where one can actually see what’s happening. Their “MegaProcessor” uses discrete transistors and thousands of LEDs to visually display the basics of computing. Plus, you can use it to play Tetris.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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