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Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE

XPRIZE | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

What can the health care industry learn from Hollywood? Can we use the power of technology and persuasion to empower consumers to take more responsibility for their own health?

Science Fiction Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

XPRIZE | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

Devices offered as a service will be key in the next generation of healthcare solutions. By mashing up data from multiple sensors that span therapies and disease states, services can be created based on personal feedback, dashboards and incentives that are both relevant and unique to individual consumers.

An X PRIZE For Jobs: Can We Radically Reinvent How We Create, Finance And Find Jobs In America?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Peter Diamandis

Who is going to solve this problem? Government? Perhaps, but frankly, I'd also like the smartest most passionate thinkers and entrepreneurs across our great nation all competing to beat this problem into submission.

Education Is Undergoing a Startling Revolution -- Let's support it!

XPRIZE | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

If we want to hasten the transformation of education, we should not only acknowledge that we are in the awkward early-growth stage, but fully embrace it. We should be trying out every new concept and technology and helping the education innovators evolve.

Transforming Health and Well Being With Innovative Sensing Technologies

XPRIZE | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology

Every day much of this incredible wealth of digital information about our daily lives and the world around us is going to waste. We've only just started to explore the benefits of using this data.

"Inliers": Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation

Naveen Jain | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology
Naveen Jain

And while experts will have a part to play in solving today's looming crises where incremental evolution is needed, I believe that non-expert individuals will drive disruptive innovation. Here's why.

The X Factor: The X PRIZE Meets HuffPost

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

In a world of multiple crises, sub-optimal solutions, and a lack of urgency from our elected officials, the X PRIZE's mission of seeking bold answers to our biggest challenges is essential, inspiring, and -- hopefully -- contagious.

How Peter Diamandis Left Me Feeling Better About the World's Future

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 07.15.2012 | College
Thomas Kruczek

I still know that there are problems with the global economy, that America's unemployment is still high, and that the housing market is still unsettled. Despite these facts, I feel better, because I've just spent the last 24 hours with Dr. Peter Diamandis.

Secretive Spaceflight Firm Lifts Veil On New Spacecraft Plans

Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/07/2012 06:25 AM EDT on The curtain of secrecy is being raised by Blue Origin, a private entrepreneuri...

Weightless Training Over Moscow

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In Russia, you can experience simulated bursts of weightlessness (parabolic flight) in an old Ilyushin 76 cargo plane -- the same aircraft in which Russian cosmonauts train.

Who Would Have Thought

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Washington, D.C. -- That the winner of the Automotive X Prize, Team Edison 2,  would have built their 102 mpg vehicle in Lynchburg, Virginia? &n...

Automotive X Prize Winners REVEALED -- See Which Cars Took Home Multi-Million Dollar Prizes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) -- An ultralight, gas-powered car that can get 102 miles per gallon is among the winners of the $10 million Automotive X Prize, a contest...

PHOTOS: Which Car Deserves To Win A $5 Million Prize?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the latest edition of the HuffPost Innovators series (check out previous editions here, here and here), we've compiled some of the most promising e...

PHOTOS: 9 Cars That Could Change The World

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

They're aerodynamic, they're snappy, and, best of all, they're efficient. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize has announced the finalists in...

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...

Introducing The Oil Cleanup X Challenge

Wendy Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Wendy Schmidt

Today's announcement of the newest X PRIZE Foundation competition comes at a time when Americans are dismayed and frustrated by the messy, uncoordinated clean up operations in the Gulf.

Fix The Oil Spill, Win Millions Of Dollars

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — You might be able to get rich quick if you can fix the BP oil spill. The X Prize Foundation wants to make fixing the BP oil spill ...

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Competition is Heating Up

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Diamandis

Step aside oversized SUVs, and welcome in the more compact, earth-friendly wheels. Out with the luxurious and in with the parsimonious. What was once considered nerdy is now haute couture.

Conference On World Affairs 2010: Start-Up America Innovating To Compete

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | ANDREA MEYER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team Conference on World Affairs: Start-up America "I'm not an entrepreneur -- I'm an instigator of entrepre...

Dispatch From Startup Land: Zuckerberg and Contest Economics

Nicholas Baily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nicholas Baily

If you're the big guy, when small companies get some traction, you partner with them, or buy them. Why pay millions to buy when you can build? Nobody wins unless the whole village wins.

Horse Races with Rocket Engines

William Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
William Pomerantz

We're clearly coming into an era where commercial competition will have a major impact on the aerospace community -- and on the financial community as well.

Commercial Spaceflight for the Rest of Us -- Congratulations to Virgin Galactic

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have rolled out SpaceShipTwo, a new commercial spaceship that will be flown by two pilots with seats for six paying passengers.

My In-Depth Audio Interview with Paul Jansen of McKinsey & Company

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I recently had an in-depth interview with Paul Jansen of McKinsey & Company on the origins of X PRIZE and discussed my passion and understanding of how incentive prizes work.

Guest Blogger, Keith Ferrazzi: Rev up Your Company's Innovation Engine with Candor

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Whether or not you're officially a leader in your workplace, you can create a tremendous impact on its culture just by showing others the value of inviting in candor. Here are some specific tips.

Health Noir: $10 Million Ransom Demand for Data - and Stranger Crimes Are Coming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Organized crime -- or even disorganized crime -- has no place in the world of healthcare.