Photos: Windows 8, Apple iCloud, Nokia N9, tablets and space exploration

Photos: Windows 8, Apple iCloud, Nokia N9, tablets and space exploration

Summary: Photos of the month - June 2011

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  • Apple campus

    Continuing the Apple theme running through June's photo stories, the Mac maker last month took the wraps off plans for a new campus.

    The proposed headquarters, which has been compared to a flying saucer, will play host to 12,000 Apple employees and be situated in the company's home of Cupertino.

    For a closer look at the HQ, see Space base - Apple's new HQ comes with a sci-fi flavour.

    Photo: Apple/City of Cupertino

  • Acoustic chamber at Estec's test centre

    From Apple's flying saucer to actual space exploration, silicon.com's sister site CNET went to take a look at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (Estec).

    Pictured above is the acoustic chamber at Estec's test centre. It is employed to reproduce the noise made by rockets in order to evaluate whether satellites or other space-bound specimen can survive the intense sounds of a launch.

    For a closer look at Estec's space research, see It really is rocket science inside the European Space Agency's test centre.

    Photo: Daniel Terdiman/CNET

  • 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

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