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High School Heroes: You're Never Too Young to Change the World

HeroX | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

Don't be jarred. I don't wear a cape, and neither do the other students with whom I collaborate. But we believe that high school students can be heroes all the same.

From Ebola to Stroke, Timing Is Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact

Humans are terrible at timing when it comes to finding out how to effectively treat health problems. And we're even worse at recognizing our bodies' subtle cues that something might be wrong in the days, weeks, or even years leading up to a health crisis.

Enhancing Lives and Breaking Down Barriers

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology

In order to achieve these advances in technology, Silicon Valley -- and the world -- needs to continue to foster an environment centered on open innovation.

Sparks Fly During Ocean Health Sensor Tests

XPRIZE | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology

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 12.14.2014 | Technology

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.

Why Your Company Resists Innovation, and What to Do About It

HeroX | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business

The average organization resists innovation like a body's immune system resists disease. A company is made up of individuals, and each one has a chance to quash challenging new ideas. That's the safe move.

"I am a Lion"

XPRIZE | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education

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.

Announcing My Boldest Mission Yet

Peter Diamandis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.

Democratizing Learning Through Technology

XPRIZE | Posted 11.22.2014 | Education

We know from hard research that literate populations have lower poverty rates, are more peaceful and add to the global economy. Therefore, the best way to create a more peaceful and prosperous world is to educate these children.

$10m Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 Finalist Teams Selected

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology

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...

Is the Wearable Market About to Explode?

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology

By Rick Valencia Rick Valencia (@bootstrapped) is the founder and General Manager of Qualcomm's newly launched wireless health business, Qualcomm Life...

Want innovation? This is the answer

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology

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

The Mysterious House In Which We Live: Celebrating The Beauty of Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact

By Jyotika Virmani Jyotika Virmani is the Technical Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Yesterday was World Oceans Day. A day to refle...

The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Narinder Singh

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose.

Excitement for Mobile Health Sensors Will Fuel Innovation in Health Care

XPRIZE | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Between Mountain and Sea: Exploring Rio Through Imagery

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

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...

Making Milestones to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

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

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

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

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...