Turing's Universal Machine takes top spot among British innovations

03/25/2013 | InformationWeek

Alan Turing's Universal Machine, which first began to be realized through Turing's and others' efforts at Britain's code-breaking Bletchley Park in World War II, has been voted the greatest British innovation of the past century. Runners-up included the "Mini motor-car, X-ray crystallography and genetic fingerprinting and the discovery of pulsars."

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