Engineering & Technology
May 1941. The Zuse Z3 was an electromechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse. It was the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine. The Z3 was built with 2,000 relays, implementing a 22 bit word length that operated at a clock frequency of about 5–10 Hz. A fully functioning replica was built in the 1960s by Zuse's company, Zuse KG, and is on permanent display in the Deutsches Museum.
Gustave Eiffel began to specialize in constructing with metal after college. In 1879, the chief engineer on the Statue of Liberty died, and Eiffel was hired to replace him, going on to design the metallic skeleton of the structure. He soon began work on what would become known as the Eiffel Tower, the structure that would cement his name in history.