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At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. We make scientific breakthroughs that transform industries and society. We are driven to discover.

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blockchain research

Blockchain

Blockchain is poised to do for transactions what the Internet did for information. Distributed ledger technology based on the IBM Research-backed Hyperledger Project has the potential to build trust into every transaction and remove barriers to doing business globally.

cognitive computing reserach

AI and Cognitive Computing

Today we are at the start of a new technological era fueled by artificial intelligence. At IBM Research, we’re relentlessly focused on using AI to augment human intelligence and decision-making, building cognitive systems that reason, draw insights and learn from data in ways no other organization can match.

quantum research

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is a radical new computing model that harnesses the power of nature to address problems unsolvable with today's systems. To allow the scientific community to explore the possibilities, we launched in 2016 the first quantum computing platform on the cloud, the IBM Quantum Experience.

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Breakthrough plastic stronger than bone, yet endlessly recyclable

IBM researcher Jeannette Garcia's accidental invention of a super-strong and fully biodegradable plastic could make today's environmental curse tomorrow's sustainable answer. Think recyclable airplane parts, dissolvable water bottles and dramatically diminished landfills.

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Breakthrough Polymer Could Lead to Endlessly Recyclable Plastics

Plastics advocate Jeannette Garcia's accidental invention of a super-strong and fully biodegradable polymer could make today's environmental curse tomorrow's sustainable answer. The implications? Recyclable airplanes, dissolvable water bottles and dramatically diminished landfills.

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Accelerating early disease detection with nanobiotechnology

IBM Research partnered with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to develop a lab-on-a-chip that enables physicians to help detect diseases like cancer before patients even know they're sick.

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Inspired by the IBM Cognitive Environments Lab

The medicine of the future will incorporate elements from molecular biology and nanotechnology to develop point of care and home-based monitoring of health states. IBM Research partnered with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to develop exosome-based liquid biopsies using IBM's nanoDLD technology.

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IBM Brings Quantum Computing to the Cloud

IBM Research is making quantum computing available in the cloud to anyone interested in accelerating innovation in the field of quantum and discovering new applications for the technology. Over 30 thousand users to date have accessed the tool for research.

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Watch as IBM Research 'Cool Things' Czar, Maryam Ashoori, builds TJBot!

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Calling all Makers: Meet TJ Bot!

In the spirit of the maker community, TJ Bot is a DIY kit that allows you to build your own programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson. It consists of a cardboard cutout (which can be 3D printed or laser cut), Raspberry Pi and a variety of add-ons – including a RGB LED light, a microphone, a servo motor, and a camera. Most excitingly – TJ Bot is an open-source project with instructions available on Instructables.com and GitHub. While the team at IBM has provided three starter-sets of instructions (recipes) for bringing TJ Bot to life, we’re asking all of you to contribute your own instructions to inspire your fellow makers.

 

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