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Malaria-hunting AI microscope is ready for debut

SAN FRANCISCO — Can artificial intelligence help battle malaria and other infectious diseases? Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold says it’s time for his company’s AI-enabled microscope to join the fray. “We’ve gotten to the stage where the machine learning system is better than humans,” Myhrvold … Continue reading

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‘Modernist Bread’ finds new twists in ancient food

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Did you ever try inflating bread dough with a bicycle pump? Gourmet technologist Nathan Myhrvold did — and after thumbing through the 2,642 pages of his latest opus, “Modernist Bread,” you just might, too. Like “Modernist Cuisine,” his earlier work, the new five-volume set of … Continue reading

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Need for nuclear option explained, with toasters

If renewable energy is on the rise in America, why should we even bother with nuclear power? Seattle tech maverick Nathan Myhrvold, who’s backing a next-generation nuclear venture called TerraPower, explains the rationale in terms of toasters. Myhrvold lays out … Continue reading

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NASA fires back in spat over asteroid data

BELLEVUE, Wash. – NASA issued a statement today disputing Seattle tech icon Nathan Myhrvold’s critique of asteroid data analysis from the space agency’s NEOWISE mission. The statement follows up on reports published this week by GeekWire and othermedia outlets. In those reports, Myhrvold … Continue reading

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Nathan Myhrvold stirs up an asteroid argument

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Millionaire techie Nathan Myhrvold is used to stirring up controversy over issues ranging from patent licensing to dinosaur growth rates, but now he’s weighing in on an even bigger debate: the search for potentially hazardous asteroids. In a … Continue reading

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Robo-tail shows how dinosaurs cracked the whip

Nathan Myhrvold, the Microsoft millionaire who went on to found Intellectual Ventures, is a huge dinosaur geek. But not just any dinosaur geek: He funds paleontological digs, gets heavily involved in research and keeps a life-size T. rex skeleton in his living room. Now he and other scientists have … Continue reading

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