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Top stories from January: How challenging assumptions leads to breakthroughs

Renowned professor and biologist Uri Alon once said, “In order to discover something truly new, at least one of your basic assumptions has to change.” This creative and outside-the-box thinking that scientific discovery demands is not an easy feat to achieve. It requires us to abandon a preconceived notion and embrace a new framework for looking at a problem.

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News You Can Use: Don’t Just Think Big, Think Different

As Senior Vice President of Global Good and Research Maurizio Vecchione remarks, “innovation requires looking at a problem from a new perspective.” Our favorite links this month tell stories of outside-the-box thinkers — from students and scientists to mathematicians during the space race and even a 19th-century English noblewoman — whose unique outlooks on complex problems led to life-changing solutions.

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News You Can Use: Summer Olympics Edition

This month we’ve celebrated and showcased STEM in our communities, and appreciated outstanding displays of tenacity and teamwork – traits inventors often share – from Olympic athletes in Rio. Check out some of the links we are loving from August. 

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News You Can Use: One Small Step for Man…

As founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold remarks, “Inventions are the foundation of all technology.” The stories we’re loving this month offer the inspiration for amazing achievements – as grand as putting a man on the moon 47 years ago – made possible through the power of the idea. Check out some of the links we’re loving from July.

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News You Can Use: June Edition

June was an exciting month for news. Intellectual Ventures founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold shared his thoughts on how to make invention come to life at the Bloomberg Tech Conference, we celebrated National Dairy Month with a review of Global Good’s AI Shield, highlighted inspiring IV staff, and reviewed the state of global and American innovation. Check out some of the links we’re loving this June.

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News You Can Use: National Inventors Month Edition

We relish the opportunity during National Inventors Month to profile organizations, IV staff, and invention. Check out some of our favorite news stories from May. 

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News You Can Use: April Edition

It’s been a great month for news profiling inventors, inventions, mentorship and more. Check out some of the links we’re loving from April.

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News You Can Use: IP around the World

Intellectual Property (IP) underpins invention, innovation, and even economic growth. So it’s no wonder why virtually every country on Earth aims to promote an effective and flourishing IP strategy. In fact, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) boasts a membership of 188 countries who work together to create IP systems that enable innovation and creativity for the world’s benefit. This month’s News You Can Use highlights recent global IP developments, including cooperation between countries – sometimes half a planet apart.

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News You Can Use: Saving Lives on Earth, Sustaining Life in Space

We can’t say it enough: we love inventing, and everything about it. We love the inventors, who, despite diverse backgrounds share the goal of making something new. And, of course, we love the inventions themselves, especially the revolutionary ones. But where do inventors get their innovative spirit? This month’s News You Can Use explores the process of innovation, even beyond our horizons.

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News You Can Use: All Inventions Big and Small

This week’s news you can use celebrates a broad scope of inventions. From accidental inventions to the process of creating Big Science capabilities, new ideas are constantly changing how we perceive and understand the world. 

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News You Can Use: Young Inventors Transforming Society

What comes to mind when someone says the word, “inventor?” Do you picture white coats and large laboratories? Maybe someone standing at a table pouring different-colored liquids into flasks? And yes, some inventors might actually match these characteristics. But, on the whole, the truth is that inventors come in all different shapes and sizes. In fact, some game-changing inventors are just beginning their innovative careers. For this edition of News You Can Use, we’ve profiled a few stories about exciting young inventors who are truly changing the world.  

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News You Can Use: From Invention to Innovation

Invention sparks progress and inspires the inquisitive. But, turning a transformative idea into innovation requires confidence in a supporting infrastructure of business development and more. For this edition of News You Can Use, we’ve got stories about breakthrough inventions and how states can create the best environment to help invention become innovation.

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News You Can Use: Encouraging Youth Inventors

For this installment of News You Can Use, we’re featuring stories about young inventors and initiatives that support developing the next generation of innovators.

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