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Artificial Intelligence - Why Compete in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

Craig Zamary | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Craig Zamary

Artificial Intelligence will change the way we shape our world. Here's Why you should compete in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. PRIZE COMPETITION OVERVIEW...

Innovating a Path to Water Abundance

XPRIZE | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

By Alisa Ferguson I walked outside the other day and something seemed off. The sky was dim, overcast. The ground was wet. I felt something dripping o...

Women Can Save the World

XPRIZE | Posted 09.21.2016 | Women

By Emily Musil Church, Ph.D., XPRIZE Empowering women is essential for creating a sustainable future. Women and girls are particularly susceptible t...

Scaling Positive Impact - 'ApHRICA' to Revolutionize Understanding of Ocean Acidification

XPRIZE | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green

By Matthew Mulrennan The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOAON) with approximate locations for 'ApHRICA', a pilot project to deploy oc...

Star Trek Diseases and Their Earthly Equivalents

XPRIZE | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment

Uh oh.  What's that cough? That rash?  That ache? It could be a nothing or it could be something galactic. Wouldn't you like to know? Behold, Star T...

Proposed Kidney Disease XPRIZE Announced at White House Organ Summit

XPRIZE | Posted 07.18.2016 | Science

By American Society of Nephrology President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN and XPRIZE CEO, Marcus ShinglesKidney transplantation is the optimal form of t...

The Top Five Strangest Afflictions the Alpha Quadrant Has to Offer

XPRIZE | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

By Jon Sung As a Starfleet officer, you've got to be ready to deal with anything out of the ordinary; as Captain Kathryn Janeway herself would ...

8 Breakthrough Innovations Saving Our Ocean

XPRIZE | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green

By Matthew Mulrennan This post by Matt Mulrennan originally appeared in National Geographic's Ocean Views. Our ocean remains the greatest mystery o...

Carbon to Cupcakes: 6 Amazing Things We Can Create From Carbon Dioxide

XPRIZE | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green

By Marcius Extavour Surely you've heard of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change. It's a clear, colorless, o...

Is Bernie Sanders Lost in Orbit With His HIV/AIDs Proposal?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Alex Tolbert

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently released a proposal calling for a new approach to encourage development of drugs for HIV/AIDs. In doing so, he called the prohibitive cost of treatment "one of the great moral issues of our day."

Introducing "Moonshot," From Executive Producer J.J. Abrams (Trailer)

XPRIZE | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology

Today, XPRIZE and Google announce a new digital documentary series from Academy Award-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Epic Digital.

Leonard Nimoy's Final Mission

XPRIZE | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact

Early detection and treatment can reduce suffering and save lives. Thus, a user-friendly, mobile device that could diagnose individuals in the absence of a physician would be a great benefit for people with COPD.

Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

The Most Energy-Efficient Skyscraper Ever?

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green

New York City scored a major coup when it successfully lured Cornell University to build a campus for Cornell Tech, its applied sciences program, on Roosevelt Island, smack in the middle of the East River.

Burning Issues: A Massive Solar Project Responds to Its Critics

XPRIZE | Posted 01.13.2016 | Green

It's been nearly two years since the world's largest concentrating solar power plant, located near I-15 deep in California's Mohave Desert, celebrated its grand opening in February 2014.

Designing Durable Housing for Refugees

XPRIZE | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact

Better housing for the world's refugees is coming from a surprising source: IKEA. Yes, that IKEA -- the flat-pack furniture kings of Sweden. The company has designed a metal housing structure that's much more durable than the tents that millions of refugees all over the globe currently inhabit.

Winds of Change Off the New England Coast

XPRIZE | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green

The economics are interesting. Today, Block Island has no electrical connection to the mainland, so its power comes from expensive and environmentally unfriendly diesel generation, which the Block Island Power Company bills at 24 cents per kilowatt-hour in peak season.

Turning Lunch Into LEDs

XPRIZE | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

By Don Willmott What's not to like about LEDs? The highly efficient and long-lasting light sources are steadily taking over the lighting market, push...

Can Africa's Trash Light Up a Continent?

XPRIZE | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact

Africa has plenty of trash -- with much more coming as its middle class grows -- but it currently has only a few waste-to-energy plants, and to date, only the largest African cities have comprehensive waste management systems that could feed into such systems efficiently.

A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired

XPRIZE | Posted 12.16.2015 | Technology

By Joni Blecher When a group of students at the University of Washington saw a fellow classmate struggling with big heavy Braille books to study, i...

Discovering a New Planet

XPRIZE | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact

By Dr. Jyotika Virmani There is a very interesting planet near us. It has almost 130 million square miles of land and the longest continuous mountain...

Crime-Fighting Robots Patrol Day and Night

XPRIZE | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

The company contends that the robot is pretty big and intimidating and that criminals will wonder what, exactly, it's capable of and steer clear of it... just in case.

Innovative Seaside Power Plant Runs Hot and Cold

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green

The latest idea to emerge from Hawaii's pioneering alternative energy scene is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), a process that produces electricity by using the temperature difference between the warm ocean surface waters of tropical areas and the much colder deep water below.

Teaching Kids to Understand Global Issues

XPRIZE | Posted 12.04.2016 | Education

Ask most children where their food, clothes or toys come from and you'll likely hear some variation of "the store." Enter "Detective Dot," an 8-year-o...

Old MacRobot Had a Farm

XPRIZE | Posted 11.20.2016 | Green

By Don Willmott When is a vegetable farm not a vegetable farm? When you take away the humans, automate the work, and create a vegetable factory in it...