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In celebration of 25 years of ARL, meet members of the laboratory's staff who have contributed to its success in Army science and technology! From scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technicians to postdoctoral research fellows and support staff members, read about their contributions and what makes them unique members of the ARL family.
The Ballistics Research Laboratory, a predecessor organization to ARL, invented and developed the first multipurpose, electronic, programmable computer in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Engineering. The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Calculator) was developed at the end of WWII originally to speed the calculation of artillery firing tables, but it became the progenitor of all the computers that we use today, from mainframes to laptops.
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