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Sparks Fly During Ocean Health Sensor Tests

XPRIZE | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
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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 Grim Reality of Digital Health Today

XPRIZE | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
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In the past five years, we have committed $33 billion in taxpayer dollars to digitize our nation's health care data. The need was unquestionable, and the potential gains are tremendous. However, the system that has emerged has essentially replicated the acute care-focused health system that has been failing us for decades.

"I am a Lion"

XPRIZE | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
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We were there to test our theory that children -- even those living in non-literate communities -- could teach themselves how to read and write using only tablet computers. Sound like a crazy idea? Maybe.

$10m Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 Finalist Teams Selected

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
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By Jon Sung It all began with over 300 pre-registered teams, which led to over 20 competing teams. And then there were 10. That's right. After consid...

Want innovation? This is the answer

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,...

The Power to Change the World

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I just left a manicure salon owned and operated by a team of Vietnamese women. About 35 work there at any one time and I watched them interacting thr...

Excitement for Mobile Health Sensors Will Fuel Innovation in Health Care

XPRIZE | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
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By Henry Tirri Henry Tirri is the Nokia Executive Vice President and CTO. As the technologies enabling the mobile computing revolution spread beyond...

Wearing Your Health on Your Sleeve

XPRIZE | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
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By Gioia Messinger Gioia is Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects, Lecturer at U.C. San Diego's Rady School of Management, and Judge for the Nokia Sensing...

Makers Are Radically Changing the World...Already

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
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By Singularity University adjunct faculty Mark Hatch, who is CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop and author of the Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Inn...

Fun With Genetic Engineering: Why Letting Students Tinker With Microorganisms Is Good For Education And Society

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
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By Charles Gersbach, Assistant Professor, and Tom Katsouleas, Dean, Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering Elaborate competitions to build ...

Anyone Anywhere Can Build the Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

XPRIZE | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A common excuse that entrepreneurs make for not being able to in...

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

XPRIZE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Cubicles with low walls, open collaboration areas, desks and com...

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
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A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

Between Mountain and Sea: Exploring Rio Through Imagery

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
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By Joe Capra Joe is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker, and winner of XPRIZE's 2012 "Why Do You Explore?" Video Contest for his piece Mid...

Innovation Earth: Reinventing The Wheel... Er, Tire

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
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If there's one prediction I can make about our future world, it is this: There will be a lot of tires. The latest forecast puts 1.7 billion cars on ...

Making Milestones to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
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By Alexandra Hall Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar XPRIZE The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competiti...

Should Graduates Sell Their Souls To Goldman Or Save The World At Google?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
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By Vivek Wadhwa and Robert J. Shiller Vivek Wadhwa is the Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Robert J. Shiller is a S...

A New Age of Ocean Exploration May Just Save Us

XPRIZE | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology
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By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE A renewed golden age of exploration in the 21st century might just ...

Enabling Sensing Devices in Your Hand, Not in the Lab

XPRIZE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
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By Henry Tirri Henry Tirri is the Nokia Executive Vice President and CTO. Access to health care is a fundamental right of people everywhere, and ful...

Who knew that blood, sweat and tears could start a health care revolution?

XPRIZE | Posted 12.01.2013 | Technology
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By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE The staid world of diagnostic testing is about to undergo a major d...

Exponential Health Technology Bringing Personal "Check Engine Lights"

XPRIZE | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
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It sometimes seems that the world is speeding up, and it's often hard to remember how quickly things are changing in our everyday lives.

Billionaire's Failed Education Experiment Proves There's No Shortcut To Success

XPRIZE | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on foc...

I'm Counting My Steps With a Fitness Tracking Device. Now What?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
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By Gioia Messinger Gioia is Founder and CEO of LinkedObjects, a Global 100 Mentor at the Founder Institute, a Lecturer at U.C. San Diego's Rady Schoo...

Solving for X: The Ocean Acidification Puzzle

XPRIZE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
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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...

Why Profits, Entrepreneurship, And Social Good Are Not Incompatible

XPRIZE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Why should poor people receive the most obsolete technologies--w...