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Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s grand challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. The organization motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital for the benefit of humanity. XPRIZE conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Education; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Archon Genomics XPRIZE presented by Express Scripts, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org, Like us at www.facebook.com/xprize and follow us on Twitter at @xprize.




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From Bicycles to Spaceships (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Burt Rutan, the legendary aerospace engineer and designer of the Ansari XPRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne, explains how the achievement a couple of bicycle shop owners (Orville and Wilbur Wright) inspired the most significant individuals in the first century of aerospace, and how the Apollo space program in turn inspired the pioneers of today's private space industry. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time.

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Mental Health Monitoring Goes Mobile

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 8:36 PM

2015-02-04-Joni_Blecher_150x150.jpgBy Joni Blecher
Joni Blecher is a freelance writer who has spent her career covering tech and a myriad of lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring the food scene in Portland, Oregon.

There are countless devices you can strap to your...

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Deep-Sea Trials Underway for Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:16 PM

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Melvin Crow is a Team Administrator in the Human Resources department at XPRIZE

 

 

Captain's Blog: May 17, 2015, 14:28 Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone
Latitude: 22º 45.015' N
Longitude: 158º 00.000' W

I have had the pleasure of experiencing the Wendy Schmidt...

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The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 9:35 PM

2015-02-04-Joni_Blecher_150x150.jpgBy Joni Blecher
Joni Blecher is a freelance writer who has spent her career covering tech and a myriad of lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring the food scene in Portland, Oregon.


In the spirit of Lewis and Clark,...

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Feeding 11 Billion People

(5) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 6:01 PM

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it's kind of surprising that we aren't better at it. The reality is that we must improve if we want to feed the 870 million people who face hunger today, not to mention the 11 billion...

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Innovation in India (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 7:16 PM

Paresh Ghelani, the Chairman of BPG Motors, discusses the vast potential for innovation waiting to be utilized in India -- and the need to challenge Indian entrepreneurs to stop thinking linearly and instead think exponentially or disruptively.

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The Space Apps Challenge: A Cosmic Hackathon

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 7:19 PM

2015-02-04-Joni_Blecher_150x150.jpgBy Joni Blecher
Joni Blecher is a freelance writer who has spent her career covering tech and a myriad of lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring the food scene in Portland, Oregon.


What do you get when developers, engineers...

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Finalist Teams Selected in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 1:49 PM

It's anchors aweigh for the finalist teams in the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, the global competition to develop pH sensor technology that will accurately measure ocean acidification. Based on the results from the first phases of the competition, our judges have selected five of the remaining...

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Flower Power: Electricity From Plants

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 7:33 PM

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By Don Willlmott
Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.

It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are...

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XPRIZE Gets Funny

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 7:57 PM

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Funny or Die, the Emmy-winning comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, worked with XPRIZE on a short to help raise awareness about the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. The cast included:

  • Jack McBrayer (best known for his role as "Kenneth"...
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Pipe Dreams: Spinning Water Into Watts

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 6:58 PM

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By Don Willlmott
Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.

When it comes to pushing lots of water through lots of pipes over long distances, nothing works better than old-fashioned...

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Overfishing Our Oceans (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 1:47 PM

An estimated 100 million sharks are being killed every year -- 70 million of them just for their fins alone. Tod Bensen, former Chairman of WildAid, talks about the global threat of overfishing our oceans and educating people about the brutal practice of shark finning.

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Programming for Kids: Way More Fun Than It Sounds

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 8:55 PM

2015-02-04-Joni_Blecher_150x150.jpgBy Joni Blecher
Joni Blecher is a freelance writer who has spent her career covering tech and a myriad of lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring the food scene in Portland, Oregon.


At an early age, many kids get...

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Demand for Cheap Seafood Drives Modern-Day Slavery

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 12:56 PM

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By Don Willlmott
Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.

It may be hard to stomach, but your tuna sandwich, your sushi, and even your cat food may be directly...

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Design Is Everything (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 4:24 PM

When many people think of design, they think of fashion or the appearance of an object. Jonathan Knowles, Senior Advisor at Autodesk, discusses the true importance of design and what the future holds, from efficiencies in architecture and aerospace to designing cancer-eating viruses.

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A Life-Changing Trip to Dharavi

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 7:32 PM

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By Mike Easley
Mike Easley is the CEO of Powder River Energy Corporation, an electric cooperative serving northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana. He traveled to Mumbai in December for the launch of XPRIZE in India.


During a trip to India with XPRIZE, I had...

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The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 4:16 PM

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By Emily Musil Church, Ph.D.

This week's horrific attack on students in Kenya is a somber reminder of the risks that many students around the world face simply trying to get an education. Education is a basic human right, and millions of children are being...

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Carbon Waste Will Be Worth More Than the Fuel (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 4:11 PM

Ken Losch of Advanced Green Innovations discusses the future of energy production, and how what we now see as waste will soon be valuable:

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In Disaster Relief, Information Is Life & Death

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 6:17 PM

Ben Krause of J/P Haitian Relief Organization describes how failures of communication, coordination, and collaboration make disaster relief so much harder. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time. Watch More Here>>

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Got Gravity? Get Clean Water

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 5:29 PM

2015-02-04-Joni_Blecher_150x150.jpgBy Joni Blecher
Joni Blecher is a freelance writer who has spent her career covering tech and a myriad of lifestyle topics. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring the food scene in Portland, Oregon.

From massive desalination plants that turn saltwater into tap...

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