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From TED to China: Invention is a Journey

P6 Prototype and Vaccine Stacks

It’s often said that necessity is the mother of invention, so it makes sense then that great inventions are often born from challenging problems of significant importance. In 2008, Bill Gates came to us with exactly such a problem. Despite breakthroughs in vaccine funding, research and manufacturing, these life-saving tools simply weren’t getting to enough […]

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The TED Talk

For those of us who were unable to attend the TED conference back in February (my couch cushions just couldn’t quite turn up the $6,000 price of admission), we are in luck! Today, Nathan Myhrvold’s talk was released for the world to see. Check out our founder highlighting several of our malaria projects, along with […]

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Getting Ready for TED

You can image that preparing a TED talk is no small task. However, a demonstration as ambitious and technical as shooting mosquitoes with lasers proved to be quite a feat. Between enhancing and cleaning up the software, assembling and mounting all the components, and just making sure everything looked nice and polished, we had a […]

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Bill Gates on Nuclear Energy

Today Bill Gates talked about our nuclear reactor project, TerraPower, at TED 2010. As an investor in several promising energy projects, Gates said it is our responsibility to pursue technologies that achieve cheap energy with “zero carbon” emissions. TerraPower determined a new type of traveling-wave reactor would be the best approach to meeting the world’s […]

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