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About Nathan

Nathan Myhrvold is often referred to as a visionary technology and business leader. Here you will find links to his scientific research papers, photo essays, memos and contributed articles as well as videos and articles
detailing his diverse
business and
personal pursuits.

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Featured Essay

Why We Need Innovative Nuclear Power

Our future will depend on finding every possible source of reliable, carbon-free energy

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Current Projects

Modernist Bread
Modernist Cuisine Gallery

Fresh Perspective

More pixels do not always yield better resolution when photographing small things, like snowflakes

Let me start out by saying that I have huge respect for Don Komarechka’s snowflake photos. They have been an inspiration to me. I am new to snowflake photography, and having seen his photos — as well as those of Ken Libbrecht, Alexey Kljatov, and many others — I would never even dream of boasting that I’ve made the best snowflake photos. So I am a bit dismayed that a flurry of controversy has erupted around a claim that I thought would be simple and objective: that my new snowflake microscope makes the highest-resolution snowflake photos ever taken. That isn’t an empty boast; it’s supported by math and basic optics.

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Featured Photo Essays

Snowflakes
Lions: Africa’s Magnificent Predators
Penguins!