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The Tunny machine at the National Museum of Computing
From space travel to time travel. In June, we took a look at the work of computing enthusiasts who have rebuilt a machine that helped crack the codes used by the Nazi high command during World War II.
This is a close-up of the Tunny machine, which is housed at the National Museum of Computing in Buckinghamshire.
See more shots of the fully functional code-cracking machine at WWII machine that cracked Nazi codes is reborn.
Photo: John Robertson
Open University Pervasive Interaction Lab tour
Some fascinating research came under the silicon.com microscope last month as senior reporter Natasha Lomas took a tour of the Open University's Pervasive Interaction Lab, which explores human computer interaction and how technology can shape and influence behaviour.
Pictured above is one of its projects called MusicJacket - which uses motion sensors and vibrotactile feedback to help a violin student adopt the correct posture and bow motion.
To learn more of the lab's research projects, see Can tech change your behaviour? The Open University investigates.
Photo: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com
AVG threat map
Research of a different kind is being carried out at antivirus company AVG's lab in Brno, in the Czech Republic.
While AVG wouldn't let silicon.com's sister site CNET show you screenshots of precisely how they take down a virus, here's the threat map their analysts see.
To see what else goes on inside an antivirus lab, check out Restricted area - behind the scenes at AVG's virus lab.
Photo: Seth Rosenblatt/CNET