SRI hosted the first national symposium on air pollution in Pasadena, California in 1949.
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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.
Your Mouse. Our “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.” Thankfully Mouse won out.
Revolutionary cathode led to today’s “instant-on” flat-panel computers and televisions.
SRI develops the prototype for world’s first digital fax machine.