X PRIZE Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: X PRIZE Foundation
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

It’s Time to Build Cities That Work for Everyone

New Book By Author Tom Vander Ark Provides 7 Keys to Education & Employment Released today by Getting Smart, “Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment” authored by Tom Vander Ark, discusses the importance learning has on the ... [Published PRWeb - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Children Teach Themselves

The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur and futurist Peter Diamandis, is already working on some of the world's biggest problems, and on Monday, it added another to the list: global education. The post X Prize Pledges $15M for Software ... [Published Wired: Epicenter - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Global literacy challenge

Peter Diamandis, X PRIZE Foundation CEO, discusses his group's efforts to spread literacy to 250 million children worldwide. (CNBC) ... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

ExcelinEd Launches Design Prize to Improve Transparency in School Performance Data

Report card competition seeks to empower parents, educators and policymakers with user-friendly school performance information “Transparent and accessible information about the performance of our schools is critical if we want to improve the academic ... [Published PRWeb - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The Inspiration Drought

This Star Trek scene from 1968 still illustrates our dominant view of the future.Photo by CBS viaThis piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University . On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event ... [Published Slate Magazine - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] NS 2985: $10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finalists

These devices won't put all doctors out of a job, but it will reduce theirsalaries. Expect rent-seekers to ban them.NS 2985: $10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finalists http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329854.200-10-million-tricorder-x-prize-unveils-10-finalists.html ... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

$1M Competition Challenges Researchers to "Hack The Aging Code"

A life sciences competition is challenging teams of researchers worldwide to “hack the aging code” for a $1 million cash prize. The Palo Alto Longevity Prize aims to encourage researchers to discover novel ways to slow the aging process, with the ultimate ... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition – finalists announced

Featuring homemade electronic gadgets, the latest in development boards (Arduino, BeagleBoard, Raspberry Pi, etc), examples of cool design, and the latest and greatest (and most shiny) consumer gadgets.8th September 2014It was almost three years ago that ... [Published Electronic Weekly - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Big Prize for Mini Medicine

The X Prize Foundation has unveiled its final contestants for $10 million 'Tricorder' competition. read more ... [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

These 18 Teams Are Competing To Save The Ocean From Deadly Acidification

As climate change intensifies, so will ocean acidification--a process where the ocean's pH drops as it takes up excess CO2 in the atmosphere. The impacts are almost unimaginably large. Commercial fisheries could be wiped out, and species that keep the ... [Published Fast Company - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

$10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finalists - health - 03 September 2014

l-life version of Star Trek's pocket doctor could pay off, with gadgets including tiny blood tests and a digital consultant IS THERE a doctor in the house? In a few years there could be one in your pocket. The X Prize Foundation last week announced 10 ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 3 reports

In Images: Real-Life 'Star Trek' Health-Monitoring Tech

The X Prize Foundation is hosting a $10 million competition to develop a mobile health-monitoring device that can diagnose and interpret a set of 15 medical conditions and monitor five vital signs, just like the medical tricorder device in the fictional ... [Published LiveScience.com - Aug 27 2014]

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"We'll delve into what products could revolutionize industry and why," said Darden Dean Bob Bruner . "The 'why' is an often overlooked, but most important, factor, as it provides a sound rationale for investing in these areas."
...mayor of the District of Columbia in 2007, test scores were among the lowest in the country," said Adrian Fenty, former Mayor of Washington D C "On my first day in office, we introduced legislation to take control of our public schools. It was a bold idea and part of a hands-on approach to city government and while they caused controversy they quickly boosted academic results."
• Lacking in visual appeal. One parent, who reviewed all 50 state report cards for the ECS analysis, commented that the report card was "extremely boring and [the] data in [the] tables [were] not clearly labeled or explained."
says Harris. "It'll send you to the hospital but it's not going to"

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Bill Clinton Discusses “Moonshots” with Peter D... [Published Singularity Hub - Sep 29 2014]
Bill Clinton Closes 10th Clinton Global Initiat... [Published Look to the Stars - Sep 26 2014]
2014 University of Virginia Investing Conferenc... [Published Newswise - Sep 23 2014]
It's Time to Build Cities That Work for Everyone [Published Digital Journal - Sep 23 2014]
It’s Time to Build Cities That Work for Everyone [Published PRWeb - Sep 23 2014]
X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Chi... [Published Wired: Epicenter - Sep 22 2014]
Video: Global literacy challenge [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 22 2014]
It's Time to Reimagine School Information [Published Huffington Post - Sep 19 2014]
ExcelinEd Launches Design Prize to Improve Tran... [Published PRWeb - Sep 18 2014]
The Inspiration Drought [Published Slate Magazine - Sep 16 2014]
[tt] NS 2985: $10 million tricorder X Prize unv... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 13 2014]
$1M Competition Challenges Researchers to "Hack... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Sep 09 2014]
$1 Million Longevity Prize Seeks To "Hack The A... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 09 2014]
Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition – finali... [Published Electronic Weekly - Sep 08 2014]
So You Want To Build a Spaceport [Published Space News - Sep 08 2014]
Virgin Disruptors panellists revealed [Published Virgin Group - Sep 08 2014]
World Business Forum Unveils Final Speaker Lineup [Published CEOWorld Magazine - Sep 04 2014]
Big Prize for Mini Medicine [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Sep 04 2014]
These 18 Teams Are Competing To Save The Ocean ... [Published Fast Company - Sep 04 2014]
$10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finali... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 04 2014]
$10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finalists [Published New Scientist - Sep 03 2014]
Finalists named in Star Trek tricorder competition [Published Digital Journal - Aug 31 2014]
UPDATE—Venter's New Goal: World's Largest Seque... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Aug 29 2014]
Tricorder X Prize Is Interesting, But Surgical ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 28 2014]
Tricorder X Prize Is Interesting, But Surgical ... [Published Forbes.com - Aug 28 2014]
X Prize finalist could make 'Star Trek' tricord... [Published Mother Nature Network - Aug 27 2014]
In Images: Real-Life 'Star Trek' Health-Monitor... [Published LiveScience.com - Aug 27 2014]
Real-Life 'Star Trek' Tech Could Diagnose Diseases [Published LiveScience.com - Aug 27 2014]
Real-Life 'Star Trek' Tech Could Diagnose Diseases [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 27 2014]
[tt] PLOS Bio: Reflections on the Cost of "Low-... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 29 2014]
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Bill Clinton Discusses “Moonshots” with Peter D... [Published Singularity Hub - Sep 29 2014]
“Why are you so optimistic about the future…don’t you read the papers?” President Bill Clinton recently pitched this playful question to  Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation , in an on-stage interview at the 2014 Clinton Global ...
X Prize Pledges $15M for Software That Lets Chi... [Published Wired: Epicenter - Sep 22 2014]
The X PRIZE Foundation, the brainchild of entrepreneur and futurist Peter Diamandis, is already working on some of the world's biggest problems, and on Monday, it added another to the list: global education. The post X Prize Pledges $15M for Software ...
[tt] NS 2985: $10 million tricorder X Prize unv... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 13 2014]
These devices won't put all doctors out of a job, but it will reduce theirsalaries. Expect rent-seekers to ban them.NS 2985: $10 million tricorder X Prize unveils 10 finalists http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329854.200-10-million-tricorder-x-prize-unveils-10-finalists.html ...
Big Prize for Mini Medicine [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Sep 04 2014]
The X Prize Foundation has unveiled its final contestants for $10 million 'Tricorder' competition. read more ...
[tt] PLOS Bio: Reflections on the Cost of "Low-... [Published TranshumanTech - Jul 29 2014]
Summary The cost of whole genome sequencing is dropping rapidly. There has beena great deal of enthusiasm about the potential for this technologicaladvance to transform clinical care. Given the interest and significantinvestment in genomics, this seems ...
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