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Richard DeVaul
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Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lives in Menlo Park, CA 94025
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I backed this kickstarter 'cause I squat over 300 lbs and almost no pants fit me well.  Currently I wear stretchy climbing jeans from prAna for maximum comfort, but they fit mostly due to the stretch, not the cut.  
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That looks awesome. I'll definitely get out the measuring tape and put an order in. Thanks!
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That tiny kitty is super-cute! =)
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more kitten cuteness #throughglass
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That dark kitten on top just make it for me. D'aww.
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For those of you less interested in cats than innovation, here is a really nice piece about Google [x].  Enjoy!
Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it...
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Hemp and Bamboo for a Green and Sustainable Local Economy. Biofuels, Paper, Concrete, Plastics, and Food.
You Guys can make it Happen. Go Google X Team!!!
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More foster kitty cuteness.
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They've grown a lot in just a couple of days.
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This really is a wonderful bit of applied physics. See a 2d Rubens tube in action, and make sure you watch the demo at the end with the music.
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I'm surprised it reacted (only?) to the bass in the music, since all the previous tests were much higher frequencies.
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Here is a video from the Fast Company article that captures an important part of the daily experience here at Google [x] -- trying things that don't work out.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but it's our willingness to try things that don't work that make it possible for us to innovate and find the stuff that ultimately has a chance to change the world in big positive ways.  
An inside look at the inner-workings of Google's top-secret research lab.
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Fail fast
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Yet more cute cat pictures.  I promise that these won't be the only thing I post, but the kittens are so dang cute.
 
Here, have a morning tangle of kittens!
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Mom looks tired.
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Here are some more cute cat photos, though not of the mother and kittens we are fostering at home.  This kitty belongs to +Lynae Zebest and +Orin Zebest. Clearly, the internet and by extension Glass is for sharing cat imagery.   #throughglass  
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GlassCat agrees!  :-D
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Engineer, Scientist, Innovation Professional.
Employment
  • Google
    Rapid Evaluation Team Leader, Chief Technical Architect of Project Loon, present
    Special projects development, Google [x]
  • Apple
    Senior Prototype Scientist, 2010 - 2011
  • AWare Technologies
    CTO, 2004 - 2010
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Menlo Park, CA 94025
Previously
Mountain View, CA 94041 - Somerville, MA - College Station, TX - Ames, IA - Morgantown, WV - Houston, TX - Baltamore, MD
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mad science! romance! poorly chosen taglines!
Introduction
Hi.  I'm the Rich DeVaul who does R&D stuff for Google.  I've also worked for Apple, co-founded a tech startup called AWare and did wearables stuff as part of my Ph.D. work at MIT in the late '90s and early '00s.  If you are looking for someone of the same name that does psychiatry and medicine you are probably looking for my dad.
Bragging rights
Founder and chief technical architect, Google [x] Project Loon
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Media Arts and Sciences Ph.D., 1999 - 2004
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Media Arts & Sciences M.S., 1997 - 1999
  • Texas A&M University
    Architecture B.E.D., 1989 - 1994
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