The world’s first blue light-emitting diode (LED) lays the foundations for Blu-Ray.
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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.
Blood treatment: Hirudin
New treatment for blood clot prevention stems from peptide once only found in leeches.
First language to implement parameterized programming leads to numerous applications in computer science.
Random Sample Consensus (RANSAC) algorithm
Algorithm becomes widely referenced paradigm for computer vision.
Two-dimensional laser fluorescence technology
Spectroscopic method now used worldwide to visualize flow and chemical processes in combustion.
Computer security theory of noninterference
SRI researchers develop one of the most influential theoretical approaches to the study of computer security.
Surface analysis by laser ionization (SALI)
Extremely sensitive surface analysis now standard for analyzing metals, semiconductors and more.