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Nathanm and the work he does


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Host's note: this discussion was split from Yuan Longping (1930 - 2021), Father of Hybrid Rice" dies.

 

 

Brilliant stuff.

 

Which brings me to another point and that discussion of Modernist Pizza.

 

Imagine if Nathan and all his scientists used their brains for something as important as this?

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7 hours ago, weinoo said:

Brilliant stuff.

 

Which brings me to another point and that discussion of Modernist Pizza.

 

Imagine if Nathan and all his scientists used their brains for something as important as this?

 

Well malaria eradication is one of Nathan's non-culinary projects.

 

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17 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Well malaria eradication is one of Nathan's non-culinary projects.

 

 

Do you have a reference for that? I see a lot of stuff he's involved in (including patent trolling, evidently). I might have glossed over that one.

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The Arktek cooler. 
 

In parts of the world with limited electricity, even the cold-but-above-freezing temperatures are a challenge. To meet it, the Bill Gates-funded Global Good,1 science-hero arm of ex-Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, built a solution. Their answer came to be called the Arktek, possibly the coolest cooler on Earth.

 

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2 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

Do you have a reference for that? I see a lot of stuff he's involved in (including patent trolling, evidently). I might have glossed over that one.

I seem to remember seeing a video where he was showing one of his inventions to combat malaria - it's a small device that uses a laser to shoot down mosquitoes indoors. First it identified whether the mosquito was male or female (I think only one of them carries the disease) and then targets the wings and basically vaporizes the wing. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, KennethT said:

it identified whether the mosquito was male or female (I think only one of them carries the disease)

 

Only one bites and sucks blood - the female. (I had a wife like that once)

The female mosquito needs the blood for her babies!

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1 minute ago, liuzhou said:

 

Only one bites and sucks blood - the female. She needs it for her babies!

That's what it was!  I remembered that they selected a certain gender but forgot the why... thanks.

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@weinoo 

 

Ill say this w great respect  

 

NM is not the problem. He is a solution.

 

the Pizza solution was fun.  note the video.

 

EM [ Mars ] , NASA  ( going back to the moon )

 

[ed.: Apollo went there , what 6 missions ? interesting , and found what ? ]

 

and much of this w public money.

 

are a problem.

 

Pizza books are not a problem.

 

you would love to read these books Im sure.

 

would doing so improve your pizza's ?

 

not really that important .

 

 

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these books are

 

ideal reasons to have public libraries.

 

check out a volume , then check out another.

 

or , due to the expense ,

 

read one from the reference dept

 

at the library etc.

 

My library system had  2 - 3 copies of MC  way way back.

 

many more of MC@home.

 

 

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my library system has one set of Modernist Cuisine

 

and one set of Modernist Bread

 

at the reference desk of one ( the same ) library

 

available for check out.

 

no volumes lost.  

 

the system has 5 copies of MC@ home

 

one copy is ' missing '

 

BTW  wonder why MC didn't publish a

 

MB@home.

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4 hours ago, Anna N said:

The Arktek cooler. 
 

In parts of the world with limited electricity, even the cold-but-above-freezing temperatures are a challenge. To meet it, the Bill Gates-funded Global Good,1 science-hero arm of ex-Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, built a solution. Their answer came to be called the Arktek, possibly the coolest cooler on Earth.

 

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Don't forget the AI microscope.  Unlike the bug zapper, I understand the microscope is already deployed and in use.

 

https://www.intellectualventures.com/buzz/press-releases/global-good-and-motic-introduce-breakthrough-ai-powered-microscope-to-fight

 

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Like bug-zappers and microscopes, books are only as good as the use to which you put them.    Between the kitchen end of it and our wood-fired oven, I probably have 15 or so benchmark or reference books on pizza.    I would guess that I've used fewer than 10% of the recipes, more of the technique, virtually none of the history and background.   

 

With foods that you repeat often, you reach a plateau at which the process and product meet or exceed your demands, therefore "it ain't broke".   

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