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08 August 2014

Nathan Myhrvold loves the business of ideas

Heather Clancy with ZDNet, discusses how the former Microsoft innovation chief is reinventing intellectual property protection and creating a new framework for stimulating innovation across a very wide spectrum of disciplines.

17 July 2014

Expansion of Microsoft Research—Analysis and Download of 1997 Plan

In a 2-part series on the origins of Microson Research, Xconomy’s founder, CEO and editor-in-chief, Bob Buderi, examines Nathan Myhrvold’s expansion plan for Bill Gates in 1997.

05 June 2014

The End of Cuisine

The one person whom Myhrvold has most longed to cook for is Ferran Adrià. A few months ago, when he learned that his idol would be in Seaele, an invita[on went out. He proposed 50 courses in homage to a similar meal he’d had at elBulli. Adrià eagerly accepted. So did Dwight Garner of the New York Times’ Style Magazine, T.

22 April 2014

Change Agents: Myhrvold’s many missions

USA Today’s Marco della Cava finds that if our country has a living Renaissance figure, Myhrvold would qualify for the Benjamin Franklin-esque [tle. The man, who by his own admission "is not very good at dabbling," has charged into a range of fields and wound up challenging or changing the status quo.

06 February 2014

The 20-year-old Microsoft memo that came true

Reuters columnist Jack Schafer revisits Nathan's 1993 “Road Kill on the Information Highway” memo recommending that the software & hardware industry take note of Nathan's “timeless” predictions about the exponential effects of modern technology.

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Press Releases

16 December 2013

Study Shows Some Dinosaur Growth Rates Lower Than Previously Thought

Nathan Myhrvold cautions against drawing unsupported conclusions from dinosaur growth data

30 September 2013

Climate change: fast out of the gate, slow to the finish

A new study by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures concludes that about half of the warming occurs within the first 10 years after an instantaneous step increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration, but about one-quarter of the warming occurs more than a century after the step increase. Their work is published in Environmental Research Letters.

16 February 2012

Only the lowest CO2 emitting technologies can avoid a hot end-of-century

Could replacing coal-fired electricity plants with generators fueled by natural gas bring global warming to a halt in this century? What about rapid construction of massive numbers of solar or wind farms, hydroelectric dams, or nuclear reactors—or the invention of new technology for capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fossil-fueled power plants and storing it permanently underground? Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures teamed up with Carnegie Institution’s Ken Caldeira to calculate the expected climate effects of replacing the world’s supply of electricity from coal plants with any of eight cleaner options.

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