IBM Research-Almaden: at 30, the lab that created the prototype for the first ink jet printer now …

To step inside IBM Research-Almaden is to get a peek into how the latest advances in technology are being applied to a crazy quilt of important issues from food safety and cancer to recycling. Almaden lab, as it is known, celebrates its 30th anniversary Thursday as an anomaly in a time when many profit-driven corporations have abandoned the uncertainties of pure research. Yet this lab appears to be going strong, decades after researchers first moved into offices on former ranch land at the fringes of San Jose to do battle with resident mice and rattlesnakes. Big Blue’s focus in the Bay Area has historically been about data, including some of the earliest work in disk drives and relational databases. IBM Almaden Labs is set in a scenic area in San…


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