Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Milk Container in Heifer International’s World Ark Magazine

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Heifer International’s World Ark Magazine article, Building a Better Milk Can, highlights our Milk and Transportation System, which was developed for IV’s Global Good Program for use in rural areas of the developing world. Our goal was to invent a system that helps rural dairy farmers maximize the quantity and quality of milk they’re able […]

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Metamaterials Commercialization Center Launches New Website

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The Metamaterials Commercialization Center (MCC) is a team of dedicated engineers, physicists, and scientists involved in research and development of metamaterials related technology, including idea-generation, application-scoping, proof-of-concept demonstrations, technical-risk-reduction projects, and applied research programs. MCC is part of the research and development efforts housed at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, and work closely with the business […]

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Seattle Times Cool Jobs Q&A with Mike Famulare

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Yesterday, the Seattle Times published a Cool Jobs Q&A with the Institute for Disease Modeling’s epidemiologist Mike Famulare. Learn more about Mike’s work in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, his typical day, and the best part of his job here.

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FIRST Robotics 2014: Aerial Assist

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FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions bring together high school teams with business and science professionals to ensure that invention makes an impression on youth. Intellectual Ventures is full of robot enthusiasts, so in addition to our corporate sponsorship, many IV Lab employees share their passion as FIRST Robotics mentors; […]

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2014 ViE Awards

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As part of IV’s Global Good program, the Passive Vaccine Storage Device won two ViE awards at the 2014 World Vaccine Congress, held in Washington D.C. earlier this week. Best Technological Development Finalists Winner: Gates Foundation and Intellectual Ventures (Global Good cold chain technology) Highly Recommended: Vaxess Technologies (Novel silk protein-based vaccine stabilization technology) Best […]

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Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

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Rolling Stone published an interview with Bill Gates on March 13th on their website (appearing in the March 27th Rolling Stone print edition).  The interview touches on a variety of subjects from health care reform to climate change, the role of innovation and politics in progress, and predicting the age of a desktop in nearly every home. […]

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IDM’s Philip Eckhoff on KUOW

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Philip Eckhoff, Principle Investigator of Intellectual Ventures’ Institute for Disease Modeling, recently spoke with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds about using computer models to fight infectious diseases. Learn more about Philip’s personal experience with malaria, and how his team of researchers, software developers, and scientists is working to eradicate diseases across the world on KUOW’s The Record.

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Heilmeier Catechism

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Intellectual Ventures Laboratory distinguishes itself by rapidly de-risking projects through deep, flexible thinking and rapid, purposeful investigation. Although our approach to de-risking projects is unique to our specific circumstances, we have gathered knowledge from many historic inventors, including George Heilmeier. George Heilmeier is an inventor credited with numerous advances in the field of electronics, including the […]

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Pablos Co-hosting Session at SXSW

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Pablos and Glenn Zorpette from IEEE Spectrum will be co-hosting a session titled Future Foods: New Cuisine for a New Age on March 11 at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Interactive. SXSW conferences and festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. As part of the IEEE Technology for Humanity Series, […]

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Institute for Disease Modeling Releases v1.6 Software

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The Institute for Disease Modeling recently released v1.6 of their EMOD software.  EMOD v1.6 introduces a new feature for modeling disease transmission for a given population called Heterogeneous Intra-Node Transmission or HINT. While the software has always provided the capability to model large-scale spatial heterogeneities, disease transmission within each node was homogeneously governed by a […]

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