Q: What is your background and more specifically, what accomplishments have led you to where you are now? A: I’ve always enjoyed tinkering with mechanical things. When I was four years old, my neighbor remodeled his house. In his front yard, he created what looked like a pile of junk to the casual observer. However, [...]
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Atomic Goal: 800 Years of Power From Waste Recently, an article about TerraPower‘s Traveling Wave Reactor was published in the New York Times. Based on scientific theories first developed in the 1950′s and real experience in with operational fast reactors in the United States, TerraPower’s Traveling Wave Reactor is designed to be a 1150 megawatt-electric [...]
Start Up Really FAST (SURF) Incubator, Seattle’s community-supported place for entrepreneurs, regularly holds events in support of local start ups. As SURF’s newest sponsor, IV has partnered with SURF to support and engage Seattle’s start up community. Geoff Deane, GM/VP of IV Lab, recently presented at a SURF Happy Hour in downtown Seattle. As an [...]
In September, Pablos Holman participated in the Zeitgeist Americas conference, hosted by Google. Watch the video for his perspective on how the mindset of a hacker might just be the key to inventing our way out of the world’s biggest problems.
Evan Kline, IV Lab intern and FIRST Robotics #2412 team member, created this photosynth of IV Lab’s Instrument Shop. Click on the different shop tools to the right and watch it zoom in.
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition is a collection of 100 large-format photographs from our friends at The Cooking Lab, a team dedicated to advancing the state of culinary arts through the creative application of scientific knowledge and experimental techniques. The exhibit will illuminate the fascinating, accessible science at work every day in our [...]
Q: What is your background and more specifically, what accomplishments have led you to Intellectual Ventures Laboratory? A: My work at IV Lab is a culmination of the work I have been doing for the past 41 years. I went from building things as a little kid, to high school shop class, to eventually enrolling in [...]
A new study of climate change by researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Intellectual Ventures offers a new prediction of how quickly increases in greenhouse-gas concentrations will heat up the Earth. The study, published Monday by Environmental Research Letters, predicts that a big increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels today will have a [...]
The Optical TB Diagnostics team, led by Project Lead Ben Wilson, recently published a paper in Biomedical Optics Express. The paper — Automated bacterial identification by angle resolved dark-field imaging — demonstrates a dark-field imaging technique capable of automated identification of individual bacteria. Paper Abstract We propose and demonstrate a dark-field imaging technique capable of [...]
Wolbachia are a common bacterial parasite of the phylum Arthropoda (which includes classes like Insecta, Arachnida, and the subphylum Crustacea– shellfish). The parasite was discovered in 1924, but gathered the attention of researchers in the early 1970s, when Yen and Barr discovered that if a male Culex pipiens mosquito infected with Wolbachia fertilized the eggs [...]