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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 prizes in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences.  Active prizes include the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. For more information, visit www.xprize.org.

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Keeping Senior Citizens Connected

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:20 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.

By the year 2050, more than 20 percent of...

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The Future of Growing Old

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 12:53 PM

Humans have always dreamed of longevity, but how do you achieve meaning and purpose throughout a longer life? Psychologist and gerontologist Dr. Ken Dychtwald talks about the future of aging and a world where people 100+ years old are the norm.

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Literacy Changes Lives

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM

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By Emily Musil Church, Ph.D.

Most people would be shocked to learn that 36 million Americans lack basic literacy skills. The ability to read allows a person to unlock a world of possibilities. Literacy improves economic, psychological, social, and physical well-being. Unfortunately, the...

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The Home Aquatic

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 5:48 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.

If you've ever pondered the idea of living on a houseboat but found the idea a little too "boaty" for...

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How Rapid Prototyping Is Revolutionizing Design (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 3:33 PM

Rapid prototyping is revolutionizing the design process. In this XPRIZE Insights video, Autodesk Fellow Tom Wujec talks about the new world where a tangible representation of your idea is just a click away. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time.

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Digital Warfare (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 8:57 PM

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Watch: Stuxnet and the dawn of the era of digital warfare. In the future, what countries do with digital weapons may be more destructive than boots on the ground or drones in the sky. In this final installment of a three-part video series produced...

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World Oceans Day: Ocean Acidification (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:56 AM

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses the problem of ocean acidification and explains why its often referred to as "osteoporosis of the sea." Lubchenco, who has been studying the oceans for more than 40 years, she says she's seen things that brought her to tears. But she adds,  "I've also seen places come back to life because people cared, because they were willing to do something...that's what we need more of." XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time. More >>


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Prizes and Innovation Can Save Our Oceans

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:42 AM

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By Matt Huelsenbeck

What would you do with $10 million to incentivize breakthrough technologies to save our oceans?

This is the type of ambitious thinking that we at XPRIZE do every day. We put our minds into a future state where innovation sparked by a prize...

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Here's Med In Your Eye

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 7:45 PM

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By Jon Sung
Jon Sung is a contributing writer for XPRIZE and copywriting gun-for-hire to startups and ventures all over the San Francisco Bay area. When not wrangling words for business or pleasure, he serves as the captain of the USS Loma Prieta, the hardest-partying...

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A Flag to Explore the Universe

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 3:47 PM

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When we bring humans to Mars, what sort of flag will we plant in the dirt? The question has relevance for many reasons. First, it will likely be a multinational mission -- unlike the American-led Apollo moon missions of the 1960s. Also, inevitably there...

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The Business of Cybercrime

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

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The competitions designed by XPRIZE touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like health care, oceanography and space exploration. We are currently designing a prize competition in the field of cybersecurity. In this second of our three-part video series, you'll hear from...

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Can Your City Commit to 100-Percent Renewable Energy?

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 4:26 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's the latest trend in progressive urban planning. Cities around the world are rushing to commit to running on 100-percent...

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The End of Privacy (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 1:50 PM

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The competitions designed by XPRIZE touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like health care, oceanography and space exploration. We are currently designing a prize competition in the field of cyber security. In this three-part video series, you'll hear from some of...

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A Bright Idea to Cut Carbon Emissions

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 7:46 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.

You've probably spent a significant portion of your life beneath harsh soul-crushing fluorescent lighting in school, in the office, in...

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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 Conclude in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

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

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Paul Bunje is the Senior Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

 

 

Captain's Blog: May 17, 2015
Sailing south from Station ALOHA

Three thousand meters beneath the sea! 3,000m! That's almost two miles deep (1.87 miles to be exact)....

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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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