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An Wang
In this fact-file find out why we turned An into a superhero.
Superhero Identity
Superpower
When a child An liked to challenge himself at every turn. As an adult, he decided to create computers that could track the pockets and locations of superpower usage. Although he still has a lot to learn and many obstacles to overcome, he has proven herself as one of Team Remarkablz most important computer scientists.
An's superpower is Computer Intuition, he understands computers and everything connected to them, including programming, fixing bugs and viruses.
Backstory
SUPERHERO IDENTITY
An's drawing Explained
We have packed a lot into our drawings - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.

• The computer terminal in the background is The Wang 2200. The Wang 2200 was a desktop computer created by Wang Laboratories in 1973.

• An's alma mater is featured on the computer screen: The Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Name: An Wang
Born: 1920
Died: 1990
Occupation: Computer Scientist
Nationality: Chinese-American
REAL-LIFE BIO
An was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor. An Wang was an important contributor to the development of magnetic core memory. An became interested in radios as a teen-ager and built his own radio, and went on to study communications engineering at Chiao-Tung University and in 1945 continued his education at Harvard University. An invented the magnetic pulse controlling device, the principle upon which magnetic core memory is based and co-founded Wang Laboratories. An was a recipient of the Medal of Liberty and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

"Failure is inevitable and provides valuable feedback that can move you in the right direction..." An Wang
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Computer scientists apply their knowledge of information theory and computation to computer systems

Find out more about the invention of computer programming languages in this great video from Peek a Boo Kidz.
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Video credit: Macmillian Education
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* The first computer ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet.
* Alan Turing presented the first idea of the modern computer in 1936 in his paper "On Computable Numbers".

* The first computer mouse was created in 1964 and was made of wood.

* HP, Microsoft and Apple were all started in a garage.
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