The world’s first space-based meteorology satellite.
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Optical video disk
Optical recording paves the way for first video disk recording/playback system.
Sonar and sea mammals
First laboratory in North America devoted to studying the behavior and physiology of sea mammals.
Malaria treatment: Halofantrine
Treatment for drug-resistant malaria saves countless lives.
Follow what people are looking at to see solutions clearer.
CMOS integrated circuit
Vital technology still found in most of the world’s electronic circuitry.
The computer mouse and interactive computing
Your Mouse. Our “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.” Thankfully Mouse won out.
Head Start Program
Assessment of federal efforts to reduce poverty leads to groundbreaking research methodology.
Shakey the Robot
The first mobile robot that could perceive, plan, and execute assigned tasks.