In 1987, at the age of 26, I co-founded the International Space University – a $50 million institution. This is the story of the tools and techniques I used to create it… Enjoy!Read More »
Transforming Health and Well Being With Innovative Sensing Technologies
Over the years, Nokia’s innovation has helped to shape the world as we know it. From the first handheld phones in the 1980s, to our PureView imaging technology launched just this year, Nokia has been at the forefront of mobile technology, enabling billions of people around the globe to become inter-connected in ever-increasing ways.
ATTENTION ALL SPACE, LEGO & ROBOT FANS
Let Us Tell You A Little Bit About This Year’s 2012 MoonBots Challenge The third annual MoonBots: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge is officially back! Now you may ask…. What is so unique about this year’s contest? The answer is easy…. EVERYTHING!
MoonBots 2012 is Officially Open for Registration!
The X PRIZE Foundation and the LEGO Group today announced MoonBots 2012: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge. This third annual contest will challenge teams of youth to study the history of heritage artifacts left on the Moon, while getting an opportunity to learn about the new and exciting things that private industry and government are doing in the arena of space exploration, including the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Engagement + Innovation = Visioneering 2012
Our 2012 Visioneering event was probably our best ever. Visioneering began in 2007 as an informal Saturday afternoon conversation between our Trustees at the Googleplex (Larry Page was hosting that meeting, and Richard Branson was a guest visitor). We started generating prize ideas and found the whole conversation a lot of fun and refreshing.
My First FIRST: The FIRST Robotics World Championship
It’s the night of the big game. From the locker room you can hear the crowd maintain a steady roar that almost hums like television static in the background. You’re focused and your mind is in the zone. Final preparations are made before you finally take that slow-motion walk out of the entry tunnel and set foot on the stadium floor to a crowd of 20,000+ people, each one of them waiting intently to see what you’re capable of. This is the big show.
The Robots of the Sea
What happens when you cross the intelligence of a dolphin, the efficiency of a manta ray and the playfulness of a sea otter? You’ll get the next generation of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), as envisioned by some of the greatest minds in ocean science and exploration during the “James Cook” X PRIZE advisory meeting on March 23rd.
MoonBots heads to St. Louis for FIRST World Robotics Championships
That's right, starting on April 26th-28th, the Google Lunar X PRIZE team will be at the FIRST World Robotics Championships and we'll be updating all the usual social media channels with up to the minute news and other cool robotic shenanigans!
It's that time of year again here at X PRIZE. Much like carols and bells signify the arrival of the Christmas season, the X PRIZE offices teem with the sounds of frantically sprinting footsteps, papers flying about the room and the endless chiming of phone-ringing which signifies the arrival of Visioneering.
Yuri the Night Away
Do you ever sit at home and think to yourself "Gee, I wish there was a dedicated night of the year where people all over the world threw really awesome parties about space"? Man, if that's the case, you are so lucky you live on the one planet, that we know of, that has just such an event. As a matter of fact, that event is tonight and it's called Yuri's Night.
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