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Issue 2 • Date 16 Mar 1995

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  • The Colossus of Bletchley Park

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 55 - 59
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    At Bletchley Park, home of the UK's top-secret code-breaking activities in the Second World War, work is under way to rebuild Colossus, the machine that helped break the signal traffic of the German High Command. The author describes the origins of this machine and the task of restoring it to working order. The basic design and of operation of Colossus is discussed. Its fate at the end of the war and subsequent restoration progress is discussed View full abstract»

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  • The Net effect [Internet]

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 67 - 71
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    Over the last few years, the Internet-the Net for short-has outgrown the obscurity of its academic origins to become a worldwide network that is revolutionising inter-computer communications. The author presents a technological overview of the Internet and argues that, however tempting, dismissing the Internet as simply the latest media fad would be a serious mistake View full abstract»

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  • VISLAN computer-aided surgery

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 51 - 54
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    Measurement systems using video cameras and image processing have matured to the point where they can guide surgeons. This article is mainly about VISLAN (VISible LANdmarks), a particularly challenging application of computer vision to support neurosurgery-but there are several examples of similar techniques being applied in more routine situations. Some of these examples are discussed. VISLAN involves navigating surgical instruments inside the skull. The potential benefits are substantial in VISLAN's medical application. The risks of surgery will be reduced by enabling plans to be followed more accurately Alternatively, the ability to follow detailed plans can allow the surgeon to undertake more complex procedures than would otherwise be contemplated. There are also benefits in lower costs, because additional preoperative scans for surgical planning may be avoided and the length of operations may be shortened reducing the risk of surgery View full abstract»

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