Foundational study helps establish air quality standards.
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Domain names and the Network Information Center
From a simple network information hub to the first ever “dot com.”
Spindt cold cathode for displays
Revolutionary cathode led to today’s “instant-on” flat-panel computers and televisions.
Digital FAX machine
SRI develops the prototype for world’s first digital fax machine.
911 emergency call system
We led the design and engineering of emergency call systems throughout the country.
Our plan was to make decision-making easier for business and government.
Blue light-emitting diode
The world’s first blue light-emitting diode (LED) lays the foundations for Blu-Ray.
Software implemented fault tolerance
Develop a redundant flight control system that Langley would approve. We made that fly.
VALS™ market research
SRI designed the Values and Lifestyles™ (VALS) program, a novel market research tool for determining the motivations behind consumer purchasing decisions.