Latest X Prize Foundation Stories

2014-06-18 08:26:03

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CelebrityFilms®, headed by Emmy Award Winning Director, Nick Nanton, has recently signed on to produce a documentary film on Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis. The documentary film will focus on Diamandis and his approach to taking on the world's biggest problems through philanthropy and innovation. Diamandis was recently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the...

2014-05-30 23:09:21

Prodea Co-Founder and CEO to Participate at WITI Event Richardson, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 WHAT: Prodea Systems’ Co-Founder and CEO Anousheh Ansari will participate in an expert panel at the Women in Technology Summit: Powering Up, organized by WITI (Women in Technology International). The event, which will celebrate WITI’s 25th anniversary, focuses on Big Data and how it is steadily becoming more prevalent and important in the careers of women in technology. The panel, “High Tech...

2014-05-23 23:05:32

Anousheh Ansari Selected for Achievements in Science and Technology Richardson, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Prodea Systems today announced that Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Prodea, has been inducted in the 2014 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame. Ansari was inducted alongside three additional honorees, also selected for their leadership in advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce preparation. “The STEM Leadership Hall of Fame...

Google Lunar XPRIZE Selects Teams To Compete For Milestone Prizes
2014-02-22 05:19:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Five international teams were selected today as finalists for the Milestone Prizes by the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), carrying a total purse of $6 million USD in awards. The finalist selections were made after reviewing 33 total submissions, which the nine member independent panel of judges selected 11 submissions from five teams: Astrobotic (Pennsylvania, USA), Moon Express (California, USA), Hakuto (Tokyo, Japan), Part-Time-Scientists...

XPRIZE Foundation Reveals Competitions Geared Toward Ocean Health
2013-10-23 14:48:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for spurring innovations in the commercial space industry, the XPRIZE Foundation has announced that it will launch a new series of competitions for innovations in ocean conservation technology. “As a result of human activity, the ocean is overfished, polluted, and exploited; a problem because it supports all life on Earth,” the Foundation said in a statement. “As governments around the world steadily reduce research and...

2013-10-13 23:03:04

Working in partnership with the X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab today announced a series rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps...

X Prize For Measuring Ocean Health
2013-09-10 11:15:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming alarmists and deniers alike can probably agree on at least one thing: Scientists need the most accurate data and tools to make their climate assessments. In pursuit of more accurate climate data, the X Prize Foundation has announced a $2-million competition designed to kick-start technology innovations surrounding the accurate measuring of oceanic pH. Climatologists have been warning that the world's oceans are...

Scanadu Scout Is A Real Medical Tricorder
2013-05-22 10:54:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s another invention pulled from science fiction. The Scanadu Scout is a real-life Tricorder, a device from the Star Trek universe meant to measure vital signs by simply placing it on your forehead or temple. As with most other technological advancements these days, this data is then captured on a smartphone within ten short seconds. Scanadu first showed off their Scout last year as a part of an X-prize competition meant...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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