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29 May 2015

The little problem of very large asteroids

Nathan Myhrvold tells CNN's Fareed Zakaria about how an asteroid could have changed the 20th century.

18 May 2015

Myhrvold’s innovative vaccine storage

How do you keep vaccines cool in hot developing countries without electricity? CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks with Nathan Myhrvold about his new invention, Arktek.

26 November 2014

Nathan Myhrvold Delivers the Straight Poop on Foodborne Illnesses at Harvard

Eater's Boston editor, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, reviews Nathan Myhrvold's speech on foodborne illnesses and food fads from Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series.

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.

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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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