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Wendy Schmidt

An Ocean of Data

XPRIZE | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green

For many reasons, water samples from different depths have to be collected and brought up to the surface for analysis in labs, and it can be difficult to preserve the integrity of these samples.

Finalist Teams Selected in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green

The finalist teams are global in scope, coming from four different countries (Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States).

Perfecting the Snap: A Prize Designer's Observations From the Field

XPRIZE | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

One of our sayings at XPRIZE is "the impact of a prize begins the day after a prize is won." It's our teams and the amazing innovations they produce that truly change the world.

Sparks Fly During Ocean Health Sensor Tests

XPRIZE | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology

The ultimate goal of the competition is to develop more accurate -- and affordable -- pH sensors. These devices are desperately needed to transform our understanding of one of our planet's greatest threats: ocean acidification.

The Mysterious House In Which We Live: Celebrating The Beauty of Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact

By Jyotika Virmani Jyotika Virmani is the Technical Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Yesterday was World Oceans Day. A day to reflec...

XPRIZE's new $2 million incentive for tracking ocean acidification

OnEarth | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Book-length grant applications, faculty review committees, tenure-track requirements--my eyes glaze over just thinking about ...

Solving for X: The Ocean Acidification Puzzle

XPRIZE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology

By Paul Bunje Paul Bunje is the Senior Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE The ocean is so vast--more than 70% of the earth's surface a...

XPRIZE Spurs Innovators to Tackle Climate Change's Evil Twin: Ocean Acidification

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Acidification has major implications for our seas and coastal economies, but scientists are only beginning to understand it. Today those efforts got a giant boost.

Meeting the Cleanup Challenge

XPRIZE | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident prompted the X PRIZE Foundation and Wendy Schmidt to invite not just the oil recovery industry, but anyone with imagination and drive to take on a daunting challenge.

Arianna Huffington: 'There's Been An Explosion Of Truly Medieval Thinking'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

On Monday evening, The Natural Resources Defense Council honored Wendy Schmidt, Eric Schmidt and Arianna Huffington at its 13th annual "Forces for Nat...

Wendy And Eric Schmidt, Arianna Huffington Honored By NRDC

Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

On Monday, November 14, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is honoring Wendy Schmidt, Eric Schmidt and Arianna Huffington for their work usi...

X Prize Challenges Innovators To Take On Oil Spill Cleanup

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BP is closer than ever to a fix that will stop leakage from its disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But capping the gushing oil marks the b...

Green Products Innovation Institute Formed Establish To Product Safety For California

Wall Street Journal | JIM CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California's crackdown on harmful materials in consumer products is gaining a new tool: a nonprofit institute that plans to help manufacturers come up...