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  • Title: X PRIZE Foundation | Revolution through Competition
    Descriptive info: .. Jump to Navigation.. Follow us.. Twitter.. Youtube.. Facebook.. Flickr.. LinkedIn.. GET NEWSLETTER.. Search form.. Search.. X PRIZE Foundation | Revolution through Competition.. SpaceIL and Odyssey Moon Announce They Will Join Forces.. Star Trek Captains Discuss the Show’s Impact on Technology.. Endeavour to Take up Residence at California Science Center.. Second Team Signs Up for Our $10 Million Genomics Competition.. Visit the Competition Website.. Come Explore With Us: Nine Weeks, Nine Inspiring Videos.. Google LunarXPrize.. Archon Genomics XPrize.. QualcommTricorder X PRIZE Challenge.. Nokia Sensing X Challenge.. Our Mission.. Making the Impossible Possible.. Energy & Environment.. Prize Group.. Presented By.. Exploration.. Education Global Development.. Life Sciences.. Latest Videos.. An Ocean of Hope.. Do The Math.. Stratolaunch Spaceline.. Board and Patron News.. November 2, 2012.. PETER DIAMANDIS - Big Thinkers Are Pissed Off Passionate.. October 19, 2012.. PETER DIAMANDIS - The X-Man.. October 1, 2012.. ELON MUSK - Master of Creative Disruption: Leadership Award.. September 14, 2012.. JAMES CAMERON - 3D Visionary Award Presented to James Cameron and Vincent Pace, ASC, Co-Chairmen and Co-Founders of CAMERON | PACE Group.. Subscribe.. |.. More.. Supporters.. Top Stories.. November 20, 2012.. SpaceIL and Odyssey Moon Announce Joint Teaming Agreement to Pursue $30 Million Google Lunar X PRIZE.. October 24, 2012.. X PRIZE Foundation and Shell Convene “Visioneers”  ...   Roundup: Mass Media.. November 19, 2012.. Updates from Google Lunar X PRIZE in Europe.. Join us.. Tweets.. Mentions.. #XPRIZE.. PRIZES.. Incentivized Competition Heritage.. Ansari X PRIZE.. Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts.. Google Lunar X PRIZE.. Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE.. Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE.. Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.. Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE.. Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE.. Prize Development.. Energy Environment Prize Group.. Exploration Prize Group.. Education Global Development Prize Group.. Life Sciences Prize Group.. X PRIZE Labs.. Visioneering.. Media.. In The News.. Press Releases.. Photo Gallery.. Video Archive.. Follow Us.. Media Downloads.. Blogs.. Education.. Educational Outreach.. FLL Global Innovation Award.. Progressive Automotive X PRIZE.. Google Lunar X PRIZE Education Initiatives.. Make a Difference.. Support.. Ways to Engage.. Event Calendar.. Vision Circle.. Spirit of Innovation.. Our Donors.. Entrepreneur’s Circle.. About.. Who We Are.. Board of Trustees.. Government Partners.. X PRIZE Advisors.. Foundation Partners and Sponsors.. X PRIZE Staff.. Job Opportunities.. Contact Us.. Donate.. Terms and Conditions.. Privacy Policy.. ©2012, X PRIZE FOUNDATION.. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.. Welcome to the X PRIZE Foundation.. Sign up today to receive the X PRIZE Newsletter and occasional alerts.. *.. Required.. First Name.. Last Name.. Email Address.. What Fields Are You Interested In?.. Energy Environment.. Global Development.. Email Format.. HTML.. Text.. Mobile..

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  • Title: Sign Up for our Exclusive Newsletter | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: You are here.. Home.. ›.. Sign Up for our Exclusive Newsletter.. And Give Your Inbox Something to Look Forward To.. Sign up today for our bi-weekly emails and be the first to know about the prizes, events and causes you care most about.. Tell us a little about yourself.. * Required fields.. First Name.. Last Name.. Set up your preferences.. Your fields of interest:.. All.. Education.. Energy Environment.. Exploration.. Global Development.. Life Sciences.. Preferred Format.. HTML.. Text..

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  • Title: SpaceIL and Odyssey Moon Announce Joint Teaming Agreement to Pursue $30 Million Google Lunar X PRIZE | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: SpaceIL and Odyssey Moon Ltd.. , two teams competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, announced today a joint teaming deal to pursue the competition purse.. Odyssey Moon, the first team entrant in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, is joining SpaceIL, the most significant international teaming  ...   Together, the alliance formed under team SpaceIL will compete in the competition and, according to many, the most likely team to succeed in this dramatic race to the Moon.. Read More:.. http://www.. marketwire.. com/press-release/spaceil-odyssey-moon-announce-jo.. Support Our Work.. Attend an Event.. Newsletter.. Get Involved.. Tell a Friend.. Become an Adviser..

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  • Title: Five Star Trek Captains Mind Meld About the Tricorder Becoming a Reality | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: The $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE Making 23rd Century Science Fiction a 21st Century Science Fact.. London (October 22, 2012).. Just as.. Star Trek.. changed the face of television, the X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation hope to help consumers live long and prosper through the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, a global competition that encourages the development of the one device that is predominantly showcased in every.. series, yet hasn’t made the transition from fantasy to reality – the medical tricorder.. Through this competition, teams will push the final frontiers of healthcare by leveraging technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing – similar to a.. tricorder – putting healthcare in the palm of your hands.. The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE successfully completed one of its most challenging missions today, getting a thumbs up from its toughest critics – the five Starfleet captains as well as more than 30,000 “Trekkies” that converged in London for the historic Destination Star Trek London event.. This is the first time all five captains from the.. TV Series have appeared on stage together in Europe.. “I think it is an absolutely brilliant idea,” said Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway –.. Star Trek: Voyager.. ™) about the tricorder becoming a reality.. “It could be so beneficial and so important in so many ways.. A pretty significant, groundbreaking, and could be breathtaking accomplishment.. ”.. The entertainment industry has long inspired real-world innovation, and even though technology moves at warp-speed, a lot of this technology was first conceptualized by writers for the screen.. The first tricorder appeared on.. 's initial episode in 1966, when Captain Kirk swaggered toward audiences with his Phaser holstered to his side and a tricorder in  ...   Teams must also deliver this information in a way that provides a compelling consumer experience while capturing real time, critical health metrics such as blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature.. The winning solutions will enable consumers in any location to quickly and effectively assess health conditions, determine if they need professional help and answer the question, “What do I do next?” when it comes to their health.. For more information about the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE, visit:.. qualcommtricorderxprize.. org.. STAR TREK, TRICORDER and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.. Used under license.. ABOUT THE X PRIZE FOUNDATION.. Founded in 1995, the X PRIZE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 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.. The X PRIZE Foundation conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Education, Exploration, Energy Environment, Global Development and Life Sciences.. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE and the $2.. 25 million Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE.. For more information, go to.. www.. xprize.. ABOUT THE QUALCOMM FOUNDATION.. Established in 2010 by Qualcomm Incorporated, the Qualcomm Foundation is dedicated to developing and strengthening communities worldwide.. Specifically, the Qualcomm Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on helping create and sustain educated, healthy, culturally vibrant communities in regions around the globe.. For more information about the Qualcomm Foundation and Qualcomm Incorporated’s global social responsibility programs, visit.. qualcomm.. com/community..

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  • Title: Exploration Video Series | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: Journey With Us.. X PRIZE values exploration, in all of its exhilarating forms.. Exploration of space, of our Earth, and its oceans has shaped the way we live on this planet today, and will help shape the world of tomorrow.. So we asked people to tell us in a short video: Why Do You Explore? Show us your passion, and illustrate your pursuits.. This is what we got.. Enjoy the exploration.. This Series was made possible by Shell, presenting sponsor of our.. Rowing the Atlantic Ocean: Sea Fever.. Alastair Humphreys.. 04:11.. “An attempt to give some of the flavours of the ocean and try to explain what motivates me to relish challenges such as rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.. Live.. Love.. Explore.. Ryan Van Duzer.. 03:04.. “I explore because it makes me feel ALIVE! I explore for the challenge, I explore to learn and be inspired and connect with people and places on every corner of this amazing planet.. I explore because taking risks have always led to the most profound experiences in my life.. Making a Difference on the Inner and Outer Journey.. Jesse Gros.. 03:58.. “I explore because I enjoy making a difference, seeing the world through the eyes of others and celebrating our gifts.. So I took some time off to explore the world.. This one decision transformed me in ways I never expected.. As I visited the far corners of the world, the experiences I had and the insight I gained through these adventures changed me forever.. How Could I Not?.. Samantha Gary.. 01:03.. “I am an explorer.. I've always been curious; taking things apart,  ...   expedition to explore the Arctic Ocean and travel more than 500 miles from Canada to the Geographic North Pole? The Geographic North Pole 2010 expedition saw the team ski and snow shoe (and sometimes swim) over 500 miles from Cape Discovery to the Geographic North Pole in just 51 days, collecting valuable scientific data for the University of Plymouth.. A New Generation.. Rachel Rudwall.. 02:52.. “To learn.. To teach.. To connect with my fellow man.. To leave behind a planet more promising than the one onto which I was born.. For the people, the landscapes, and the boundless sky overhead.. To feel small.. To feel big.. And to feel like a part of it all.. For those reasons—and countless others—I explore.. A Kiwi Way of Life.. Iain Finer.. 02:41.. “Kiwis are known for exploring and seeing the world, whether it be Jean Batten for her flying records in the 1930's to Sir Edmund Hillary being the first man to summit Everest; as Kiwis we are born to do great things.. This is my story of why I explore, as a New Zealander, as a Kiwi: this is my way of life.. Midnight Sun | Iceland.. Joe Capra.. 04:15.. “This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.. For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island, exploring and shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time.. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2,900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet..

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  • Title: Who We Are | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible.. The Foundation addresses 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.. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital.. The X PRIZE Foundation conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Education; Global Development; Energy Environment; Life Sciences; and Exploration.. It is a U.. S.. -based organization led by Chairman and CEO.. Dr.. Peter H.. Diamandis.. and Vice Chairman and President.. Robert K.. Weiss.. , as well as governed  ...   Lucy and Larry Page; and Dr.. Diamandis at the Radical Benefit for Humanity event.. In this photo (l to r): Naveen Jain, Diane Murphy, Dean Kamen, Amir Ansari, and Najdi Rafaty at the welcoming reception for a recent X PRIZE Foundation event.. In this photo: Jennine Dwyer of X PRIZE Foundation provides Sponsorship Services at the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.. In this photo (l to r): Gil and Elyssa Elbaz with Meghan Murphy at a recent X PRIZE Foundation fundraiser event.. Spotlight on.. "I joined the X PRIZE board in 2007, inspired by the way the Foundation encouraged people to dream big, tap into their own fearlessness and creativity, and change the world.. Peter Diamandis' commitment to these principles, and insistence on encouraging those who share them, have made him a standard bearer in the search for solutions in a world facing multiple crises.. ".. Arianna Huffington..

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  • Title: Energy & Environment Prize Group | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: Cisco and the X PRIZE Foundation are working together to drive innovation in energy and for the environment.. The goal of the Energy Environment Prize Group is to generate breakthroughs in clean energy, climate change, energy distribution/storage, energy efficiency/use, and water resource management.. Advances in these fields will lead to greater sustainability and efficiency, while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.. Awarded.. In Development.. Concepts.. Awarded September 2010.. The $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE was a global competition to inspire a new generation of viable, safe, affordable and super fuel efficient vehicles.. The winning teams were the $5 million Mainstream winner, Edison2; $2.. 5 million Alternative class (tandem seating) winner, X-Tracer; and $2.. 5 million Alternative class (side-by-side seating) winner, Li-ion Motors.. With our partners at Consumer Reports, we advanced the adoption of a new metric, MPGe (Miles per Gallon or gasoline equivalent energy), that offers consumers the ability to make a better comparison of the next generation vehicles using a variety of energy sources and fuels to the conventional cars they drive today.. The U.. Department of Energy was a major supporter of the competition because they believe in incentivizing innovation through competition to reshape the automotive industry.. To learn more,.. click here.. This prize was made possible by a generous grant from Progressive Insurance.. Awarded October 2011.. The $1.. 4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE is a competition designed to inspire a new generation of innovative solutions that will speed the pace of cleaning up seawater surface oil resulting from spillage from ocean platforms, tankers, and other sources.. This X CHALLENGE began on August 1, 2010 and culminates this summer with head-to-head competitive demonstrations.. A $1 million prize will be awarded to the team that demonstrates the ability to recover oil on the sea surface at the highest Oil Recovery Rate (ORR) and the highest Oil Recovery Efficiency (ORE).. This prize is made possible by a generous grant from Wendy Schmidt.. Village Utility X PRIZE.. Nearly one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.. 6 billion lack access to basic sanitation.. As a result, half of the world’s hospitalizations are due to drinking water contaminated with infectious agents, toxic chemicals, and radiological hazards.. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), just one of those infectious agents - the bacteria that causes diarrhea - accounts for 4.. 1 percent of the global disease burden, killing 1.. 8 million children a year.. There is a radical high tech solution to solve all this.. There is more than one mega-joule per day of energy in human feces, which is enough energy to purify drinking water out of urine and organic waste, convert the remaining waste to ash, and even power a few lights and recharge your cell phone.. The upside of this “Village Utility” is almost incalculable.. For starters, removing human feces from the equation solves an enormous portion of the global disease burden (which also slows population growth).. Doing so in a way that is distributed and net-positive for water and power makes this technology radically disruptive.. Tri-State Carbon X PRIZE.. We recycle aluminum, glass, paper, plastic, and yard waste - why not carbon? As of now, no company has successfully commercialized a carbon utilization technology.. Current funding has been focused on expensive carbon capture and sequestration, which treats carbon as a liability.. A carbon capture and recycling competition challenges teams to create useful and valuable products from the coal plant effluent.. The goal is to develop radical new technologies and products that make capturing CO2 from coal plants a profit center, not a liability.. Autonomous Auto X PRIZE.. There are more than 1.. 2 million automotive-related deaths each year worldwide.. Roughly 400,000 of these fatalities involve people under age 25.. In 2002, traffic injuries were the third leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 9, behind pneumonia and AIDS.. The financial cost of these accidents is more than $230 billion in the U.. alone or approximately 8¢ per mile - more than the cost of gasoline for an efficient vehicle.. An autonomous vehicle can dramatically increase automotive safety, reduce commuting time, and greatly reduce fuel consumption.. Following DARPA’s successful “Grand Challenge” and “Urban Challenge,” this competition is focused on bringing this technology into the consumer marketplace and changing the paradigm about the safety of autonomous cars.. Plastics X PRIZE.. Nearly 80 percent of the 450 billion pounds of plastic produced annually is not recycled.. Instead, it is deposited into landfills or travels to the ocean, where it accumulates in a gyre  ...   or process improvements to reduce weight and therefore cost of production and installation.. (2) Despite the availability of wind, less than two percent of total world power needs are currently met by power generated from wind turbines.. Breakthroughs in ultra-lightweight wind turbines would mean reduced costs, increased production rates, and increased ease of installation.. Solar Pavement X PRIZE.. Although pavement covers nearly three percent of the land area, it provides little benefit other than surface structure.. A significant impact could be achieved if pavement also could produce power.. The goal of the solar pavement competition is to turn blacktop surfaces into photovoltaic power generation sources.. 1,000 Household Energy X PRIZE.. The majority of energy today is used to heat and cool buildings, yet most people do not take the time to insulate their homes, seal their windows or even know if their homes need further insulation.. Similarly, tremendous steps can be taken to reduce electricity consumption at the household level.. There are countless improvements that could be made if consumers were sufficiently aware and incentivized.. Battery X PRIZE.. The best batteries currently offer energy storage densities of 100s of Wh/kg, more than two orders of magnitude below that of liquid fuels.. With breakthroughs in higher energy density, lightweight batteries will enable a revolution in electric aircraft, surface vehicles, and robotic applications.. Super Battery X PRIZE.. High energy-density storage has the potential to revolutionize the electric car industry, enable electric aircraft, and have widespread application in mobile consumer electronics devices, such as phones and computers.. The Super Battery X PRIZE is designed to improve energy density through an energy storage device that is 10 times better than present-day commercial batteries used in mobile applications.. Energy Scavenging X PRIZE.. The Internet has made it possible to network a multitude of devices.. However, challenges remain in finding affordable and convenient mechanisms to power small wireless electronic devices/sensors over long periods of time in remote locations (e.. g.. temperature sensors embedded in the walls of buildings).. Fuel storage systems and traditional electrochemical batteries are limited by factors such as fuel supply, battery life, and weight.. The ability to leverage small energy fluxes from temperature, pressure, vibration, light, and radio waves in the environment could hold promise for providing mobility, flexibility, and energy efficiency.. The purpose of this prize is to bring about a new mechanism for powering countless small, remotely-located sensors over long periods of time from ambient power in the environment.. Sustainable Apparel X PRIZE.. Throughout the lifecycle of an article of apparel, opportunities exist to reduce the human or environmental health impacts of the process.. Because the apparel industry is so large and touches every inch of the globe, addressing any of the major sources of negative human or environmental externalities would be a win for human and environmental health.. First, most fibers and fabrics used in apparel manufacturing have some associated negative environmental impacts.. For example, nylon and polyester are made from petrochemicals and are non-biodegradable.. Second, the manufacturing processes - going from fiber to cloth - also has large environmental impacts from a water and energy use and pollution standpoint.. Dyeing alone can account for most of the water used in producing a garment with unfixed dye then often washing out of garments and, if untreated, polluting rivers and streams.. Third, the environmental impacts do not stop at the manufacturing plant.. Packaging and transportation have negative environmental impacts, as does the long term care of products, and the disposal of used apparel.. A study conducted for the American Fiber Manufacturers Association showed that in the lifespan of a woman’s blouse - from production to use to disposal - approximately 80 percent of the total system energy is energy used for laundering the blouses.. Wireless Power Transmission X PRIZE.. The goal of this prize is to create radical breakthroughs in wireless transmission technologies that will transform the way we collect and distribute energy, dramatically increase the availability of affordable carbon-free energy, and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.. Innovations in this area will expand the supply of clean energy, remove the need for land dedicated to traditional transmission lines, and positively impact global climate change.. Electric Aircraft X PRIZE.. A new class of all-electric aircraft would help minimize our dependence on fossil fuels.. The development of faster and more capable aircraft was initially incentivized annual races held during the 1920s and 1930s.. The goal of this X PRIZE is to incent a new generation of fast, safe, long-endurance, electric aircraft that will reduce noise pollution and dependence on fossil fuels.. presented by..

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  • Title: Exploration Prize Group | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: Shell and the X PRIZE Foundation are working together.. to drive innovation through exploration.. Watch the video: Exploring Today to Discover Tomorrow.. The goal of the Exploration Prize Group is to expand the use of space, the ocean and other unexplored frontiers in order to improve life on Earth and extend life beyond the confines of land.. We believe we can achieve these objectives by researching space and Earth's oceans, accessing and conserving their resources, catalyzing private, non-governmental activity, and tapping into our innate wonder about the Earth, the Universe and our place within each.. Active.. The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is igniting a new era of lunar exploration by offering the largest international incentive prize of all time.. A total of $30 million in prizes are available to the first privately funded teams to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon and have that robot travel 500 meters over the lunar surface and send images and data back to the Earth.. Since its launch, NASA has also offered a complementary $30 million in contracts to those who successfully land on the lunar surface and meet certain scientific objectives.. This prize is made possible by a generous grant from Google.. Awarded October 2004.. The $10 million Ansari X PRIZE was a competition to build a spacecraft capable of carrying three people to 100 kilometers above the earth's surface twice within two weeks.. The $10 million purse was won by famed aerospace designer Burt Rutan and his company, Scaled Composite.. Together, 26 teams from seven nations spent more than $100 million to win the prize.. Since SpaceShipOne won the prize, there has been more than $1.. 5 billion dollars in public and private expenditure in support of the private spaceflight industry.. This prize was made possible by a generous grant from the Ansari family.. Awarded November 2009.. The $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE, offered as a unique partnership between NASA, Northrop Grumman, and the X PRIZE Foundation, was the foundation’s first “X CHALLENGE”.. The competition offered a total of $2 million in prizes for companies who could safely and repeatedly demonstrate vertical takeoff and landing of rockets here on Earth while following a flight path that demanded the same capabilities and control as a rocket-powered voyage from lunar orbit to the  ...   to predict future earthquakes.. Self-Replicating Systems X PRIZE.. Machine systems that can mimic the behavior of living plants by making nearly complete copies of themselves using local energy and materials can help address large-scale energy and environmental challenges.. These self-replicating systems promise to revolutionize manufacturing and enable large-scale renewable energy production, global environmental remediation and ultimately the long-term exploration of space.. Space Jump X PRIZE.. Many more people would aspire to personal spaceflight if the most dangerous risk could be retired -- getting down alive in case of a mishap.. The competition will demonstrate the ability of a human to safely parachute to Earth from the edge of space.. Synthetic Astrobiology X PRIZE.. Exponential acceleration of genomic sequencing and manipulation capabilities is quickly bringing us into an era where designer organisms unlike anything on Earth are fully possible.. In addition to potential benefits for future human Mars exploration, such a high profile project could be an exciting catalyst for other efforts in synthetic biology.. Asteroid Deflection X PRIZE.. Thousands of asteroids and other Near Earth Objects (NEOs) exist, but worldwide efforts have only been able to catalogue and track a fraction of these objects.. Historical impacts with the Earth have had collision forces exceeding a nuclear bomb, causing massive destruction and climate change.. While the likelihood of future events is not large, there have been some relative near misses and the ramifications of collisions could be devastating.. Ocean Floor Mapping X PRIZE.. We currently lack high-resolution maps of nearly 75 percent of the planet’s surface and know more about the surface of Mars than about the floor of Earth’s oceans.. Improved knowledge of the ocean floor improves exploration, navigation, basic geological discovery, and economic development.. Orbital Debris Removal X PRIZE.. Tens of millions of pieces of debris are currently orbiting Earth at altitudes that pose a danger to satellites and human spacecraft.. The threats from such debris are predicted to rise 50 percent in the coming decade and quadruple in the next 50 years.. Large object collisions are particularly dangerous, due to the ensuing creation of additional debris.. The threat is both to spacecraft in orbit and to those that need to pass through the gauntlet of debris to reach their intended orbit.. This X PRIZE seeks a low-cost, scalable method to safely and efficiently dispose of orbital debris..

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  • Title: Education & Global Development Prize Group | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: The goal of the Education and Global Development Prize Group is to develop new and innovative ways to address major challenges in agriculture, capital, education, health and water.. The competitions seek to highlight the most scalable enterprises that create wealth and uplift entire populations from poverty.. The Education and Global Development Prize Group Advisory Committee is co-chaired by.. Naveen Jain.. , a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a technology pioneer.. Jain is the founder of InfoSpace, Intelius and Moon Express.. Previously, he was a senior executive at Microsoft Corporation.. Jain is a trustee of the board of Singularity University and serves as a director on the board of Coastal Aviation Software and Flow Mobile.. He has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills.. "Innovation and entrepreneurship is the only sustainable way to solve the grand challenges facing humanity today.. I am honored to be part of X PRIZE to find innovative solutions to education and global development through incentive prizes.. ".. — Naveen Jain.. Education Game X PRIZE.. There is a global shortage of great teachers.. If an online or mobile gaming platform existed that was able to reliably teach students in a compelling and engaging fashion, it would transform education around the world for anyone with a smart phone.. Imagine if learning a subject was fun and done with your best friends.. TB Diagnostics X PRIZE.. Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people than any other curable infectious disease, with nearly two million victims annually.. The most widely used test, smear microscopy, is 125 years old and routinely misses half of all cases and, in many regions, takes too long to get results.. Girls’ Education X PRIZE.. Girls’ primary school  ...   most addressable part of world hunger.. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals (e.. , iodine, iron, vitamin A) that prevent brain damage and forestall disease.. A group of Nobel-laureate economists ranked micronutrient interventions as the single most cost-effective way to combat global poverty.. Cookstoves X PRIZE.. The humble cookstove is surprisingly the most mundane of killers.. More than two billion people worldwide use biomass cookstoves, which can require hours to gather sticks and other fuel every day.. Each year, nearly two million people, mostly women and children, die from carbon monoxide and other poisoning produced by incomplete combustion from these cookstoves.. African Entrepreneurship X PRIZE.. There are countless talented potential entrepreneurs in Africa.. However, the training and support for these entrepreneurs to build scalable businesses are lacking.. Creating success stories and role models of entrepreneurs able to build new start-up companies that employ significant numbers of individuals will help eliminate poverty in African nations.. Democracy X PRIZE.. In a world of ATMs and online banking that can provide reliable and secure records, blood is shed and nations are upended over the simple counting of votes in places ranging from Florida to Tunisia.. The creation of an accurate, verifiable voting technology would be a crucial advancement in the promulgation and sustaining of democracy.. Low-Cost Housing X PRIZE.. More than one billion people worldwide lack adequate housing.. The cost, speed, and technologies of home construction have not changed in centuries.. This competition seeks to bring to market new approaches to construction that will re-invent housing, making it very robust to natural disaster, low-cost energy, sanitation, and broadband-enabled utilizing modern-day technologies.. This competition will ultimately usher in a new paradigm of affordable, sustainable, and dignified housing..

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  • Title: Life Sciences Prize Group | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: The goal of the Life Sciences Prize Group is to stimulate innovative breakthroughs in molecular biology, stem cell research, bionics, organogenesis, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence in order to improve health care and extend healthy living.. The X PRIZE Foundation looks to accelerate the real-world impact of science, technology, and information related to the worldwide optimization of health and the elimination of illness and disease.. The use of personal genetic information to predict disease susceptibility and guide proactive care has the power to transform our entire healthcare system.. The $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Express Scripts will usher in a new era of preventative and personalized medicine by challenging scientists and engineers to create better, cheaper and faster ways to sequence genomes.. The prize purse will be awarded to the first team to sequence 100 human genomes within 10 days for $10,000 or less per genome with an accuracy of no more than one error in every 100,000 bases sequenced.. This prize is made possible by generous grants from Dr.. Stewart Marilyn Blusson and Express Scripts.. The dire need to improve healthcare and health in the U.. is a problem whose solution has evaded the brightest minds.. The Qualcomm Tricorder.. X PRIZE is a $10 million competition to stimulate innovation and integration of precision diagnostic technologies, making definitive health assessment available directly to “health consumers.. ” These technologies on a consumer’s mobile device will be presented in an appealing, engaging way that brings a desire to be incorporated into daily life.. Advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, wireless sensing, imaging diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, and molecular biology will enable better choices in when, where, and how individuals receive care, thus making healthcare more convenient, affordable, and accessible.. The winner will be the team that most accurately diagnoses a set of diseases independent of a healthcare professional or facility and that provides the best consumer user experience.. Visit the.. competition website.. to learn more.. This prize is made possible by a generous grant from the Qualcomm Foundation.. TRICORDER is a trademark of CBS Studios, Inc.. The Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE is a $2.. 25 million global competition to stimulate the development of health sensors and sensing technology.. The competition will enable new technologies and bring about entirely new ways to monitor, access, and improve health and well-being.. For example, continuous monitoring through sensors and sensing technologies can significantly contribute to the reduction of healthcare costs by keeping people healthier, avoiding unnecessary hospitalization, and ensuring that those who need urgent care can get it sooner.. Radical innovation in health sensor and sensing technology will thus pave the way to smarter, more connected and intelligent digital health solutions.. So we can all be connected to better healthcare.. Lyme Disease X PRIZE.. Lyme and tick-borne diseases, which have emerged as a global public health issue with infections reported in nearly every U.. state, throughout countries in Europe, as well as in Russia, China and Japan.. In the US alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have singled out Lyme disease as the most common and fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the country.. Despite the alarming escalation of Lyme and tick-borne diseases on national and international fronts, there is limited research being conducted in this field and today, there no reliable diagnostic tools.. A prize in this field could incent the development of diagnostic tools and services to address the treatment of the early stages of Lyme and tick-borne diseases.. This prize design work is generously funded by the Tick Borne Disease Alliance.. Robotic Home Helper X PRIZE.. In the U.. , the number of elderly has increased by a factor of 11 in the past century, while the population  ...   percent accuracy whether a person is telling the truth would transform our legal system, and potentially liberate many individuals incarcerated in correctly in our prison systems.. Today, there is no system able to accomplish this.. Breakthroughs in brain computer interface and brain imaging systems could provide a viable solution.. Organogenesis X PRIZE.. Today, there is a shortage of available transplantable organs.. More than 100,000 people in the U.. are on a waiting list for an organ and nearly 10,000 patients die while on long waiting lists for compatible organs.. Even for those that do receive transplants, the toll of immunosuppressive drugs is also high because the majority of them act non-selectively.. With this prize, the solid organ transplant wait list can be eliminated and the number of lives saved by organ/tissue replacement can be increased.. Rare Disease X PRIZE.. Rare diseases, defined as those diseases affecting less than 200,000 people, are often ignored in traditional life sciences R D, leaving many unknowns in regard to their causality and development.. An important mechanism to unlocking this area lies with first understanding the genetic sequence of a population of patients with the rare (or orphan) diseases.. With this X PRIZE, it is possible for rare diseases to be more easily studied and the genetic basis of their diseases determined.. Once the genetic basis for rare or orphan diseases is illuminated, it will open up opportunities for research teams to finally develop treatments.. Bionics X PRIZE.. There are nearly six million people living without the use of their legs from paralysis or loss due to infection, injury, disease, post-operative complications, or trauma.. Today, their only alternative for mobility is a wheelchair or a walker.. There are tens of millions of aged adults whose functional mobility are greatly reduced and may be driven to institutional care as a result.. Robotic Golf X PRIZE.. The creation of robots able to interact and operate in the realm of human activities will help reduce the cost of labor and support a range of socially important functions.. This competition will spark advances in sensors, activators and other technology critical to robotics.. Additionally, there is a need to create platforms that allow young scientists and engineers to get excited about robotics.. This competition is intended to incentivize new players to enter the field.. Brain-Computer Interface X PRIZE.. Brain-computer interfacing is a field that could potentially change the way we interact with the world.. Offering a direct connection between mind and machine, these technologies could lead to the next step in human evolution, where our imaginations directly affect the world around us.. A yearly competition would showcase the best electrode designs (invasive and non-invasive).. Cancer Blood Test X PRIZE.. The incidence rates of several types of cancer (e.. , liver, pancreas, kidney, esophagus, and thyroid) continue to rise.. The rates of breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancer remain high.. A key challenge in cancer control and prevention is detection of the disease as early as possible.. With this X PRIZE, cancer can become as simple to detect as one’s cholesterol levels by use of a blood test and this early detection will lead to more cancer treated and more lives saved.. Neuro X PRIZE.. Today, more than 5.. 3 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.. and that number is expected to double by 2030.. The costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease globally are staggering at an estimated $604 billion or a full one percent of the world’s gross domestic product.. Today, there is no definitive, early means to diagnose or successfully treat the disease.. With this X PRIZE, it is possible for Alzheimer’s to be diagnosed early and as such, pave the way for developing effective treatments..

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  • Title: Board and Patron News | X PRIZE Foundation
    Descriptive info: ».. 11/02/2012.. For entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, big is never big enough.. Here, he talks about what it takes to think on a grand scale.. Read more.. 10/19/2012.. In February 2012, Peter Diamandis took the stage at TED to talk about the subject that informs his new co-authored book, Abundance: The Future is Better than you Think.. Following a barrage of bad news images beamed onto a screen behind him – foundering cruise ships, famine in Somalia, black fanfares of financial doomsday – Diamandis rebutted the notion of a world in irreparable tailspin.. 10/01/2012.. Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, is having a good year.. His companies, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors, both hit historic milestones.. SpaceX became the first private company to build, launch, and operate a spacecraft that docked with the International Space Station.. Tesla unveiled the world's first premium all—electric sedan to positive reviews at a price of $49,900 (after rebate).. 09/14/2012.. Variety and 3D Entertainment Summit TM creators Unicomm and the Bob Dowling Group will be honoring James Cameron and Vincent Pace, ASC, with the 3D Visionary Award, to be presented during this year’s 3D Entertainment Summit, running Sept.. 19-20 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles.. PETER DIAMANDIS - Your Start-Up Life: Rocket Man on Making the Impossible Possible.. 08/23/2012.. Chairman CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a humanitarian non-profit launching  ...   Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne in Canoga Park.. ELON MUSK - Elon Musk of SpaceX: The goal is Mars.. 08/02/2012.. The craft that made the first commercial flight to the International Space Station was the brainchild of Elon Musk, whose ambitions reach even farther into space.. CRAIG VENTER - Synthetic Life: the Revolution Begins.. 07/30/2012.. Craig Venter, king of the genome, has been uncharacteristically quiet for a couple of years since his laboratory created the world’s first synthetic life form, a microbe whose genes were made entirely from inanimate chemicals.. But he returned to the scientific limelight this month on a visit to Dublin for the Euroscience Open Forum, during which he gave two public lectures – and updated the FT on plans for “a revolution in synthetic life that is just beginning.. CRAIG VENTER - Craig Venter’s Bugs Might Save the World.. 07/13/2012.. In the menagerie of Craig Venter’s imagination, tiny bugs will save the world.. They will be custom bugs, designer bugs — bugs that only Venter can create.. NAVEEN JAIN - How inome s $100K Cash Prize Encourages Employees to Innovate Like Entrepreneurs.. 07/03/2012.. CEO of inome Naveen Jain doesn't hire staff, he hires "entrepreneurs" and encourages innovation with an annual iPrize of $100K for the best ideas to move the company forward.. Pages.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. next ›.. last »..

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