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William Mark Dec 6, 2018

The “Mother of All Demos” on December 9, 1968 was a truly seminal event. Doug Engelbart and his SRI team introduced to the world forms of human-computer interaction that are now ubiquitous: a screen divided into windows, typing integrated with a pointing device, hypertext, shared-screen...

Ulf Lindqvist Nov 20, 2018

When you hear someone talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), you may be thinking about toys and smart lightbulbs. The concept of IoT includes many more application areas, including manufacturing, energy, finance, health care, transportation and other things that we depend on for our everyday...

Samson Phan Oct 22, 2018

SRI’s research and development of radar systems goes back decades. Our Signals and Space Technology Laboratory provides innovative engineering and operations solutions for use in extreme space and marine environments, as well as smaller form factor radars.

Rebecca Griffiths Oct 12, 2018

A new SRI report, “Participant Perspectives and Financial Impacts: Findings from Year 2 of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative,” provides evidence that degree pathways based on Open Educational Resources (OER) can increase college affordability and provide more engaging, relevant, and well-...

Linda Shear Aug 23, 2018

Many in the education community celebrate the potential of technology to help prepare students for the future. But realizing that potential depends on how educational technology tools are used, an area in which gaps persist on average between high-poverty schools and their better-resourced peers....

May 22, 2018

The next time you come to a meeting at SRI International’s headquarters, arrive early. Linger in front of the glass-enclosed exhibit that lines the lobby’s left wall. It contains descriptions and artifacts from SRI’s storied history, arranged thematically from the 40’s to today.

Subarnarekha (Subarna) Sinha Apr 17, 2018

For more than 75 years, chemotherapy has been the standard of care for cancer treatment around the world. While this class of drugs has extended and saved many lives, chemotherapies lack the ability to specifically target cancer cells, making them less effective and more toxic than desirable.

Peter Kant Mar 8, 2018

SRI is proud to welcome all the attendees of the annual Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Mad Scientist Conference to SRI headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. The theme of this year’s conference, “Bio Convergence and the Soldier 2050,” will address emerging and future scientific...

Kyra Caspary, Miya T Warner Feb 2, 2018

Despite rising high school graduation rates, 4.9 million young adults between the ages of 16 and 24-or 12.3 percent of U.S. youth-were neither working nor in school in 2015. There is a clear and pressing need to support students before they drop out of high school, and to reengage those who are no...

Nikhil Kalathil Oct 31, 2017

Managing Information Overload with Text Analytics

Francisco Cordova Oct 5, 2017

The Arecibo Observatory has withstood the wrath of Hurricane Maria. I am happy to say that all the staff members and their families are safe and accounted for. The staff has spent the past week performing cleanup activities as well as inspecting the physical structures and the research equipment....

Judith Fusco Kledzik, Cynthia M. D'Angelo, Patricia Schank Oct 4, 2017

In the field of education research, a core focus has been the impact of digital learning technologies in K-12 and higher education settings – and SRI’s Education Division has been at the forefront of much of that research. In particular, recent work has focused on “cyberlearning,” which takes a...