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The Challenges of a Lunar Mission

XPRIZE | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
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By Nathan Wong Part two of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. We learned that...

How Mexico Can Leapfrog India and Become America's Automaton Workshop

XPRIZE | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Mexico's I.T. offshoring industry ranks as #3 in Gartner's global...

Bleeding Competitiveness: Americas New Immigrant Entrepreneurs -- Then and Now (Infographic)

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A new Kauffman Foundation study finds that the number of hi...

From the Earth to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
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By Nathan Wong Part one of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. "It's not the d...

Mediocrity versus Mastery: The Case for Game-Based Learning

XPRIZE | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
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By Poonam Sharma Poonam Sharma is the Cofounder of Mango Learning, Inc. Ask Serena Williams to describe every leap, twist and gesture on the court if...

How Big Data Could Determine the Winner of Today's Election

XPRIZE | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology
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Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned. Campaigns research the personal lives of the voter.

The Future of Online vs. Residential Education

XPRIZE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
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By Ray Kurzweil In this correspondence (posted with permission), Ray Kurzweil and MIT president L. Rafael Reif discuss the future of online education ...

Pushing Forward to Solutions for China's Energy Sector

XPRIZE | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
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China is the perfect place to convene the world's best thinkers to consider how to better use its energy resources, address thorny technological roadblocks and consider innovative new approaches.

How Indians Defied Gravity and Achieved Success in Silicon Valley

XPRIZE | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
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By Neesha Bapat Neesha Bapat is Lead Researcher for the "America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs - Then and Now" project at the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock...

Stairway to Heaven: Another "Giant Leap" for Mankind

XPRIZE | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology
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By Diane Murphy Diane Murphy leads Communications at Singularity University. She is President of the Aquarius Group, a Trustee of the X PRIZE Foundati...

Affordable Health Care, Everywhere

XPRIZE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Health News
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By Karen Field Karen Field is Senior Vice President of Content at UBM Electronics. Over the last 50 years, engineers have made great strides in the d...

Building A Generation of Sustainability Mavericks Because We Can, Or Because We Have To

XPRIZE | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
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By Ross Shott Ross Shott is the CEO of the Conrad Foundation & former Graduate Studies Alum at Singularity University and Carrie Taylor, Education and...

The Quest

XPRIZE | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
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By Erika Wagner Erika Wagner served as Senior Director, Exploration Prize Group at X PRIZE for many years. As a species, we have scaled the Earth's h...

Launching the Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration

XPRIZE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
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The new era of space travel will be known for democratizing space travel, moving it into the private sector, and making it available to the general public, rather than just a few highly trained and government-employed specialists.

The Next Revolution in Healthcare

XPRIZE | Posted 12.02.2012 | Health News
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By Dan Raskin, M.D. Dr. Riskin is the CEO of Health Fidelity, provider of a commercial-grade, cloud-based natural language processing (NLP) service, a...

Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech

XPRIZE | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology
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By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. Giving a voice to the voiceless has been a cause that many have championed throughout h...

Stop Wasting Foreign Aid: Let's Import Millions Of New College Students Instead

XPRIZE | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
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America's institutions of higher education dominate global rankings and are the envy of the rest of the world.

The Good Grid and Why Bragging About Being "Off the Grid" Is Silly

XPRIZE | Posted 11.20.2012 | Technology
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One of the reasons we in the developed world are as rich as we are is our astonishing easy access to low-cost, clean, reliable electrical power.

Liquid Robotics to Usher Era of Smart Oceans With Autonomous Robots

XPRIZE | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
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When Liquid Robotics' Ed Lu dreams, he sees thousands of his firm's Wave Gliders blanketing the sea--a smart grid for the ocean. It may yet be a dream, but Lu's vision isn't terribly far fetched.

Can high speed rail compete with self-driven cars, improved airlines and all the technology of the future?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
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By Brad Templeton Director of the Electonic Frontier Foundation, and Chair of the Networks and Computing Systems Track at Singularity University. The...

Insights From Student Innovators

XPRIZE | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
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When I joined X PRIZE a few months ago, I was given the task of coordinating the judging process for the 2012 MetaPrize award.

Self-Driving Cars From Google On The Road Toward Approval In California

XPRIZE | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology
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By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. Google's efforts toward getting more self-driving cars on the road just scored a big vi...

Artificial Intelligence Will Defeat CAPTCHA -- How Will We Prove We're Human Then?

XPRIZE | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
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By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. If you use the web for more than just browsing (that's pretty much everyone), chances...

Startup Aims to Install Pipelines With Helicopters... Seriously!

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
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By David J. Hill Contributing Writer, Singularity University. A major earthquake strikes a town leaving power plants damaged, water pipelines broken,...

How To Live Forever*

XPRIZE | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
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The retreat of my hairline and the arrival of my AARP card led me to examine the most fundamental human connection of all -- life itself. I decided to indulge my life-long fascination with health by making a documentary, How To Live Forever*.