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metamaterials

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Gates-backed Evolv emerges from Intellectual Ventures

The company recently closed an investment round worth $11.8 million, thanks to help from Bill Gates and Lux Capital, among others.

By Aug. 29, 2013

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'Invisibility' cloak could dampen blow from earthquakes

Researchers say giant rubber cylinders coated with special wave-scattering materials could act as a "seismic waveguide" and dissipate the punch from earthquakes.

By Feb. 15, 2012

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Remember invisibility cloak tech? It's useful for talking to satellites

Intellectual Ventures' second spinoff is translating research in so-called metamaterials into cheaper and easier-to-use communications equipment for plans, ships, and eventually even your individual hot spot.

By Aug. 21, 2012

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Nathan Myhrvold, patent troll? Check out his nuclear reactor

Founder of Intellectual Ventures, speaking at D10, deflects the usual accusations that his business is harming innovation.

By May. 30, 2012

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Nanolaser is small as speck of dust

Creating a tiny version of a coaxial cable, researchers at the University of California at San Diego create smallest laser to date, an advance that could lead to optical computer chips or high-resolution displays.

By Feb. 9, 2012

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Invisibility cloak on the horizon, scientists say

Researchers say they are a step closer to developing materials that bend visible light in a way that eliminates the creation of reflections or shadows.

By Aug. 10, 2008

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Inside Intellectual Ventures, the most hated company in tech

Nathan Myhrvold and other executives at the controversial company say critics simply don't understand what they're doing. CNET went behind the scenes to understand what 40,000 patents and an unapologetic plan to make money from them really means.

By Aug. 21, 2012

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Invisibility cloak moving closer into view?

Scientists from Duke University say they have significantly improved on their earlier efforts at producing an invisibility cloak that can hide an object from visible light.

By Jan. 15, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 893: Self-eating soup

We're all predictably aghast at Belkin's fake user reviews, but at least they apologised. Cooley and Tom think netbooks are done, but Veronica disagrees. And finally Cooley accidentally invents self-eating soup.

By Jan. 20, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 785: Don't cross the Olympic streams

We tried to give NBC the benefit of the doubt when it comes to Olympic streaming, but then we tried it. And it's ridiculous. Also, we wonder if the iPhone makes you fat.

By Aug. 11, 2008