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The Moon is a Natural Platform for Asteroid Mining, Detection and Deflection

XPRIZE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
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By Naveen Jain Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation and a Founder and Chairman of...

'Micro-Play' -- Getting the Crowd to Have Fun While It Earns You Money

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

When you log into certain websites, sometimes the site makes you copy a bunch of blurry, squiggly, "drunken" letters to prove you're a human instead of a bot. Did you know that when you're typing in those letters, you're actually helping to digitize old books and newspapers?

Arianna Huffington's Top 10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Arianna is both the force behind the Huffington Post and a force of nature herself -- a brilliant, powerful and loving person. In August 2012, I sat down with Arianna to talk about what inspires her, what worries her, and what bold ideas she's most excited about.

8 Steps to Drive Innovation in Large Companies

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Most people want to be creative, but at big companies, they're often stymied by rules, regulations and fear of failure.

The Giving Pledge Goes Global

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
Trevor Neilson

A little noticed piece of news emerged in the world of philanthropy this week. A dozen new billionaires signed onto the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge.

How Large Companies Can Innovate

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I am going to show you how one GE exec (at GE HealthCare Hungary) figured out how to instill a sense of creative freedom among the employees that led to a real burst in innovation.

Why Billion-Dollar, 100-Year-Old Companies DIE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I am going to talk about why large companies typically can't innovate... What goes wrong? Why do they ultimately DIE? The year 2012 mar...

Missing the Innovation Mark: What's Wrong with Corporate America

XPRIZE | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
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By Deborah Perry Piscione Deborah Perry Piscione is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and the author of the upcoming book Secrets of Silicon Valley:...

Prof. Hawking Goes Weightless -- The True Story

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I want to share with you how I overcame the risks involved in taking the world-famous wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking on a ze...

US Startups Are Struggling to Find and Retain Talent: It's Time to Change That

XPRIZE | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business
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The majority of the entrepreneurs and startup CEOs we work with share a common dilemma: they struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

Yes, Africa Can Be Part of the Online Job Economy

XPRIZE | Posted 04.16.2013 | World
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If you are reading this and you live in the U.S. or another developed economy, what comes to your mind is Angie's List or other similar platforms. Well, this will not work for the security guard. Though it may work for Godwin if there is a similar platform launched in Nigeria.

Let the Boys Have Their Social Media While Women Save the World

XPRIZE | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. You often hear Silicon Valley moguls say "we wanted flying cars; i...

A Radically New Ideas Machine: Kickstarting an X PRIZE for Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
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By Jonny Miller Jonny Miller is Co-Founder at Maptia, a TechStars company building the most inspirational map in the world. Has our great ideas mach...

Who Can Compete With Silicon Valley?

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
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Can Silicon Valley's remarkable success be replicated? Is there any city, community or region that can possibly compete with its stunning record of innovation, creativity, and wealth generation? Could another place become a similar magnet for the world's most brilliant minds?

How I, A Woman, Learned To Break The Rules And Do My Part To Help Better The World

XPRIZE | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
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By Darlene M. Damm Darlene M. Damm has worked with Ashoka for over five years and is a founder of DIYRockets and a co-founder of Matternet, which are&...

Unleashing Innovation to Save Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green
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By Robert K. Weiss Robert K. Weiss is the Vice Chairman and President of the X PRIZE Foundation. Rapid acidification of our oceans presents a chal...

For Women, Things Really Haven't Changed -- Even in Medical School

XPRIZE | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
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By Brooke Sachs Brooke Sachs (@MlleBrooklyn) is an early-career social entrepreneur, third-year Medical student, and FutureMed alumni at Singularity U...

Doc, Am I Fit To Fly Into Space?

XPRIZE | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
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By Julielynn Wong Julielynn Wong, MD, is an alumnus of Singularity University. She edited a textbook entitled "Surgery in Space" and trained in space...

China, Regulation and Securing the Operating System of Life

XPRIZE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
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By Marc Goodman By Marc Goodman, Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Singularity University and Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. The Committe...

Sustainable Moon Travel and the Google Lunar X PRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology
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By Nathan Wong Part five of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. Over the past ...

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

XPRIZE | Posted 03.04.2013 | Health News
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By Tarun Wadhwa Tarun Wadhwa is a Research Fellow with Singularity University studying how exponential technologies can be used to solve public policy...

Machines Will Outsmart Humans. We Better Be Ready

XPRIZE | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology
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By Federico Pistono Federico Pistono is alum of Singularity University's graduate studies program. His book Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that's OK...

i.am an Entrepreneur?

Dr. Charles Roberts | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology
Dr. Charles Roberts

Will.i.am's ability to spot unmet needs and new opportunities, then act on his observations, has transcended even his activities as a musician. His latest venture: A whole new line of cutting edge mobile technology products in fact.

Advances in Robotics

XPRIZE | Posted 02.16.2013 | Technology
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By Nathan Wong Part four of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. In the past th...

Benefits of Going Back to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
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Here are just a few of the important benefits that the Moon can provide for us: Science, Power, Water, Analogue Demonstration, and Launch Port Capability.