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Explore the Digital Frontiers exhibition by clicking on objects in the panorama below.
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Throughout the history of calculating we’ve devised ways to add speed and accuracy. While imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp in World War II, Curt Herzstark designed and developed the Curta calculator. The Curta Calculator went into production in 1948 and were the smallest all-mechanical, four-function calculator ever built. They were considered the best portable calculators available until they were displaced by electronic calculators in the 1970s.