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Images Dated 31st March 2004

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Bell X-1 in flight, the first supersonic aircraft Featured 31 Mar 2004 Print

Bell X-1 in flight, the first supersonic aircraft

First supersonic aircraft. Bell X-1 aircraft used by Charles "Chuck" Yeager to fly faster than sound on 14 October 1947. The X-1 was carried into the air under a converted B-29 bomber, and released at 6800 metres altitude over Muroc, California, USA. The X-1 was powered by a four-chamber XLR-11 rocket engine that generated 26.5 kilonewtons of thrust. This pushed the aircraft to a speed of 1078 kilometres per hour at an altitude of 12, 800 metres - equivalent to 1.015 times the speed of sound. Yeager unofficially named the aircraft "Glamorous Glennis" after his wife. It is now displayed in a museum in Washington DC, USA


Australia-Nature-Seal-Sanctuary Featured 31 Mar 2004 Print


A female Australian sea-lion, swims through the water in Sydney Aquarium's Seal Sanctuary, 31 March 2004. The Sanctuary which opened in late 2003, houses seals who are too old or, due to illness or injury couldn't otherwise survive in the wild and includes a see-through underwater tunnel system running through a tank which holds two million litres of water, pumped and filtered through 24 sand filters directly from Sydney Harbour. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD / AFP PHOTO / GREG WOOD

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A Calculating machine Featured 31 Mar 2004 Print

A Calculating machine

The control panel of the automatic sequence-controlled calculating machine at Manchester University; showing the monitor cathode-ray tube with Dr. T. Kilburn (left) and Professor F. C. Williams (right), inventor of the memory storage system. Williams became Professor Electrical Engineering at Manchester in 1946 is chiefly known for his development of the Williams tube, the first successful electrostatic random access memory for the digital computer. This enabled him, along with Kilburn, to operate the world's first stored-program computer in June 1948

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