Celebrate Computer Science While You Play Alan Turing Monopoly

While most new Monopoly sets desperately try to keep up with the times—swapping cash for credit cards or using circular boards—here's one which celebrates the past. Now you can play the property-trading game while celebrating the life of the father of computer science, Alan Turing. » 9/10/12 5:19am 9/10/12 5:19am

Turing's Nazi Enigma Code-Breaking Secrets Have Been Declassified

Over 70 years ago, father of computer science Alan Turing developed the techniques which enabled quick and efficient decryption of the Nazis' Enigma-scrambled messages. Now, the secrets behind his techniques—hidden away in research documents since the Second World War—have been declassified. » 4/23/12 7:40am 4/23/12 7:40am

How to Build Turing’s Universal Machine

Modern computers wouldn't exist without the pioneering theories posited by Alan Turing, however the famed computer scientist was never quite able to make a working model of his hypothetical device. Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson follows Hungarian mathematician John von Neumann's efforts to build a computer based on … » 3/15/12 11:00am 3/15/12 11:00am

Alan Turing's Biopic Might Get the Hollywood Hunk Treatment from Leo…

Alan Turing, the venerable WWII-era nerd icon who helped crack the Nazi Enigma machines and came up with the robot sentience-checking Turing Test, is the subject of a new biopic, and apparently Leonardo DiCaprio "has the inside track" to play him. » 10/12/11 2:00pm 10/12/11 2:00pm