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If you’ve ever watched TV, used a computer mouse, surfed the web, or talked to Siri on an iPhone, you’ve used an innovation tied to SRI’s groundbreaking research. Discover the many ways SRI technologies touch our lives every day.
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From a simple network information hub to the first ever “dot com.”
We helped invent ARPANET. You may know it as The Internet.
SRI scientists made vast improvements to the acoustically coupled modem, which had been invented elsewhere in the early 1960s.
How they know your online you is really you.
LCDs have changed the way people view information on a screen.
From 1962 to 1964, SRI led development of a real-time communications system for the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) to process passenger reservations and check-in.
We invented satellite slang and spacecraft speak.
Easier money counting led to easier money making.
SRI hosted the first national symposium on air pollution in Pasadena, California in 1949.
Virtually indestructible computer circuitry.
The world’s first space-based meteorology satellite.
Optical recording paves the way for first video disk recording/playback system.
Follow what people are looking at to see solutions clearer.
Vital technology still found in most of the world’s electronic circuitry.