Tag: Imaging


X-Ray Tomography of Gaster Amulet 34

Recently, the Collection Care and Imaging teams from the University of Manchester Special Collections collaborated with NXCT, The National X-ray Computed Tomography centre based at The University of Manchester. For the first time, objects from the John Rylands collections were imaged using state of the art X-ray scanning facilities, in an attempt to reveal what’s hidden inside.

The Manchester Mark I Computer, reconstructed image 2023
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A new view of the Manchester Computer

Seventy five years ago, the University’s ‘Baby’ computer became the first electronic computer with a read/write memory to run a program. To mark this historic event, Professor Jim Miles (University of Manchester Department of Computer Science) describes how a definitive new image of the Manchester computer was recreated using rediscovered original negatives.