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UK: Emblematic WW2 Enigma cipher machine unravelled in 3D footage00:34

UK: Emblematic WW2 Enigma cipher machine unravelled in 3D footage

United Kingdom, Manchester
November 22, 2018 at 13:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

The iconic WWII Enigma machine was virtually reconstructed and then pieced back together via 3D footage that allows the public to get a glimpse of a computerised replica of the machine.

With the help of 3D footage released in Manchester on Thursday, the complex structure of the infamous apparatus that was used by British codebreaker’s to decipher German messages during WW II has been revealed.

By taking over 1,500 X-ray radiographs, scientists at the University of Manchester and the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials were able to reconstruct the emblematic machine and then piece back together a virtual replica of the Enigma enciphering machine.

The Enigma machines consisted of electro-mechanical rotors that were invented by a German scientist in order to shield communication, but was later cracked by British scientist Alan Turing during the Second World War.

Mandatory Credit: The University of Manchester & Sir Henry Royce Institute

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The iconic WWII Enigma machine was virtually reconstructed and then pieced back together via 3D footage that allows the public to get a glimpse of a computerised replica of the machine.

With the help of 3D footage released in Manchester on Thursday, the complex structure of the infamous apparatus that was used by British codebreaker’s to decipher German messages during WW II has been revealed.

By taking over 1,500 X-ray radiographs, scientists at the University of Manchester and the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials were able to reconstruct the emblematic machine and then piece back together a virtual replica of the Enigma enciphering machine.

The Enigma machines consisted of electro-mechanical rotors that were invented by a German scientist in order to shield communication, but was later cracked by British scientist Alan Turing during the Second World War.

Mandatory Credit: The University of Manchester & Sir Henry Royce Institute

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