Almaden 30

Articles about the past, present, and future of IBM Research-Almaden.

Navigating the world, inside and out

This post is part of a series recognizing unique IBM Research projects and their unexpected ties to pop culture, with “30” or “1986” being the common thread. The series will run once a week, celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA. In 1986, aviation pioneers Dick Rutan and Jeana […]

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Sowing the seeds of innovation in Silicon Valley

IBM Research celebrates 30 years in Almaden, CA Thirty years ago this week, IBM Research set up a lab on the rolling hills of Santa Teresa County Park in South San Jose, California. The exciting science news that year? Our colleagues Gerd Binning and Heinrich Rohrer, in Zurich, had just earned the Nobel Prize for […]

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Tracking signals from outer space

This post is part of a series recognizing unique IBM Research projects and their unexpected ties to pop culture, with “30” or “1986” being the common thread. The series will run once a week, celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA. What is IBM’s unlikely connection to the Halley’s […]

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Travel with a personalized concierge

This post is part of a series recognizing unique IBM Research projects and their unexpected ties to pop culture, with “30” or “1986” being the common thread. The series will run once a week, celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA. What does Wanderlust have to do with IBM […]

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Jordan sneakers and polymer chemistry

What does IBM Research have to do with … Jordan Sneakers? Basketball great Michael Jordan created a legacy brand, some would say a cultural phenomenon, with his sneaker line — which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1985, he has released a newly designed “Jordan” basketball shoe, typically referred to by a roman numeral […]

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