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Why We Need Innovative Nuclear Energy

Intellectual Ventures founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold illuminates why people and the planet need every source of reliable, carbon-free energy we can get.

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Why We’re Reinventing the Door and Window

A new study by Global Good and its partners explores how reinventing two common household items—the window and door—could save lives by keeping pesky mosquitoes out of African homes.

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Founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold Upends Asteroid Assumptions in New Study

In a new study published in the journal Icarus, Nathan argues that astronomers don’t have as good a handle on the size and other physical characteristics of asteroids as they previously thought.

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Intellectual Ventures Develops the First Offline Virtual Malaria Microscopy Training Course

The World Health Organization-approved eLearning tool can be used regardless of Internet access.

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UC San Diego and Invention Science Fund Collaborate to Create New Technology Startups

$1 million invested in Institute for the Global Entrepreneur at UC San Diego. 

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Dominion Harbor Deepens its Relationship with Intellectual Ventures

Dominion Harbor and IV to work together to provide greater access to IV portfolio.

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Intellectual Ventures and Huawei Enter License Agreement

As a result of the agreement with IV, Huawei has license to patents related to mobile devices.

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Carillon Technologies Raises Initial Funding Round

Startup to accelerate government adoption of advanced commercial technology.

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Publications

New Prototype Screened Doors and Windows for Excluding Mosquitoes from Houses: A Pilot Study in Rural Gambia.

With partners, Global Good is redesigning the window and door to keep deadly mosquitoes out of African homes.

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Automated microscopy for routine malaria diagnosis: a field comparison on Giemsa-stained blood films in Peru.

Autoscope was tested in the Iquitos region of Peru in 2016 at two peripheral health facilities, with routine microscopy and PCR as reference standards. The main outcome measures include sensitivity and specificity of diagnosis of malaria from Giemsa-stained blood films, using PCR as reference.

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Polydisperse emulsion digital assay to enhance time to detection and extend dynamic range in bacterial cultures enabled by a statistical framework.

Microbiological culture remains the most sensitive method for detecting viable and infectious bacteria, but these methods often require at least 24 hours to visibly identify bacterial growth.

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Improving Lateral Flow Assay Performance Using Computational Modeling.

Here, we review the principles underpinning lateral flow assays and the historical evolution of theory to predict their performance.

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Media Coverage

Pivotal Commware raises millions more in investment for beamforming antennas

GeekWire

Pivotal is in the midst of a fresh funding round that could bring in $20 million or more for its effort to develop flat-panel antennas to boost wireless communications.

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Fighting mosquitoes with frickin’ laser beams

Crosscut

Researchers at the IV Lab have developed a way to identify, track, and zap these deadly carriers of malaria using an invisible barrier made of lasers.

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Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows about Space Rocks

New York Times

Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review. 

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TerraPower’s Nuclear Reactor Could Power the 21st Century

IEEE Spectrum

The traveling-wave reactor and other advanced reactor designs could solve our fossil fuel dependency. 

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