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How Bell Labs is Reinventing the Future all Over Again

By Andrew Tarantola on at

In 1964, a pair of Bell Labs researchers in New Jersey pointed the world's largest radio telescope to the skies and unwittingly stumbled upon one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century: cosmic background radiation. We talked with the legendary physicist behind that breakthrough to find out more—and with the president of Bell Labs to see what the future holds for one of our finest research institutions.