One of the first computer-based expert systems aids geologists in mineral exploration.
SRI scientists and technologists have one foot in the laboratory, the other in the natural world… with an eye toward understanding and protecting our environment. Uncover our innovations in radar, lasers, atmospheric chemistry, solar technology, biodefense, and more.
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Environmental test methods
SRI methods help develop EPA testing still used today.
Atmospheric research and radar
Advanced radar facilities help keep the U.S. safe during the Cold War.
Radar that penetrates ground and foliage
Innovative radar helps find unexploded ordnance and other concealed items.
Environmental causes of lung disease
Foundational study helps establish air quality standards.
Transmission electron microscope
Our revolutionary microscope improved magnification by 10,000 times.
Healthier air for L.A. and the world
Steel super alloys
Super-strong alloys can handle the heat.
Chemical Economics Handbook
The sourcebook still considered the leading source of global chemical business analysis for more than 300 industrial chemicals.