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Why I Went on /.

Yesterday I took part in a live Slashdot Q&A. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Slashdot is a lot like the Roman Forum. Its online citizens are a lively and opinionated group and they don’t shy away from taking on topics, companies or people who intrigue or irritate them. 

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Nathan Myhrvold Urges Risk-Taking at 2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch (VIDEO)

Nathan Myhrvold, CEO and co-founder of IV, recently delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch in Seattle. Created by Social Venture Partners, the Social Innovation Fast Pitch offers coaching, mentoring and workshops for local innovators to hone their ideas, culminating in a series of competitive rounds that provide recognition and awards for the winners.

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Nathan Myhrvold Sits Down with Slate Magazine

As part of its “Conversations with Slate” series, Slate Magazine recently posted excerpts from an interview with IV CEO Nathan Myhrvold. Nathan and host Jacob Weisberg touch on topics ranging from the role of the U.S. in 21st century innovation, to this year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster and even the dual nature of food as both sustenance and art:

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News You Can Use

This summer has been a busy one in the patent industry, with news of auctions and acquisitions grabbing headlines on a seemingly daily basis. As a company in the business of invention, we’ve also been paying close attention to the latest news from the scientific community, and we wanted to share some of this month’s highlights, including a piece from our own CEO.

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TerraPower Gains Insight from India Trip

Executives from TerraPower recently returned from India where the team continued ongoing meetings with energy experts and investors to listen, learn and discuss options for advanced nuclear concepts.

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TerraPower Engineers visit with OSU Students & Faculty

In early March, TerraPower engineers Josh Walter and Chal Davidson visited  with faculty, students and research staff at Oregon State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering in Corvallis, OR.  Watch as Josh and Chal explain TerraPower’s intention to design a Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR) that would improve upon the current generation of nuclear plants, field audience questions and discuss ideas behind TWRs and the implications of a TWR fleet. 

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Our perspective on events in Japan

Our work brings us into close collaboration with some of the foremost experts in the nuclear energy arena. At TerraPower, we are working to advance future designs, therefore we’re not directly involved in the current situation in Japan. We are, however, getting first-hand accounts about how the global nuclear industry is working together to resolve the situation. Because of the natural disaster and fast-changing circumstances at the plants, we won’t speculate on problems encountered at the facilities. However, in response to inquiries concerning TerraPower’s technology, the traveling wave technology is unlike any design built today. Visit the TerraPower post about the situation in Japan to learn more.

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