The Modernist Cuisine cookbook series changed the face of culinary writing, winning many deserved awards and making a lot of money with its $600 price tag. The six volumes demanded years of research, development, testing and perfecting. There is only one place that could handle that level of research - Intellectual Ventures Lab in Bellevue, Washington.
IVL is a serious think tank for major smarties, geeks, foodies and quite a few geniuses. The Food Sciences Lab is only one part of the laboratory. Intellectual Ventures employs talented inventors who work on ways to help solve some of the world's biggest problems. From the website:
"Lots of inventions need tender loving care to become more than an idea. This Lab is part of Intellectual Ventures' efforts to support invention. We work on the very beginning stages of nurturing an idea to prove that it can work and demonstrate its potential. Some of these originated here, others came from outside inventors we work with. We have projects such as deep brain surgery tool; a system to weaken hurricanes; a super-thermos to transport vaccines; and a laser to kill mosquitoes. While most of inventions are available for license by companies who want to incorporate them into their products, many are purely humanitarian projects."More »