Top Nine Invention Stories from March
March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017
March marks Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrations around the world. At Intellectual Ventures, we commend the contributions of women to the field of invention, and work to support more women and girls to pursue careers in STEM. As IV President and COO Adriane Brown has aptly said:
“I believe that collaboration of great, diverse minds is how we will solve our world’s toughest challenges and create breakthrough technologies.”
Check out our top invention stories from March, from IV and spinout news to inventors and the grand challenges they’re addressing.
IV in the news
For International Women’s Day, IV’s Adriane Brown spoke at a panel with other top female leaders in Seattle who are championing women empowerment and making an impact in their communities. Discover why the event was a GeekWire top calendar pick and listen to the full panel discussion here.
IV’s Global Good and Biopromic joined forces to confront tuberculosis – a disease that takes 1.8 million lives each year. Their plan: a low-cost, accessible diagnostic test for communities in low-income settings.
As part of Global Good, scientists at IV’s Institute for Disease Modeling are on the frontlines of the battle against malaria. Hear from one of those scientists in Big Think.
With the start of spring and new leaders in Washington, IV founder Peter Detkin weighed in on why patents matter and how patent holders can dispute “alternative facts” on Insights.
IV is using its Photonic Fence to harness the power of lasers to save Florida’s oranges from the Asian citrus psyllid and this month, Arty Makagon gave us the inside scoop on the story behind the story.
What it means to be an inventor
Proving that age doesn’t have to be a barrier, the 94-year-old inventor of the lithium-ion battery is developing a new battery that’s three times better than the original.
As founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold remarks, “Inventions are the foundation of all technology.” Take a look at the stories we’re loving this month.Read More
Two of the most powerful natural elements on Earth are arguably water and fire. What can stand between these two elements is often simply a tube — that is, a fire hose.Read More
Courage in the face of adversity, tenacity when the goal seems impossible and an undying commitment to progress – break out the popcorn and take in the inspiration, because inventors’ stories make for fantastic movies.Read More