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 »
Thumbs Up for Space Up San Francisco
You want to talk about space, do ya? You want the inside track from people involved in the industry but you want to pick their brains and learn from them on a personal level? You want to do these things and you haven't heard of Space Up? Here, I'll fix all of these problems at once.
Competition Guidelines Are Live!
The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE’s Competition Guidelines are now available on the prize website! This version is only a draft, but highlights the key objectives and rule-set for the competition.
International Observe the Moon Night- Sept 22nd, 2012
Save this date. September 22nd, 2012. Want to look at the moon? Go outside at night and look up. Easy. You don't need super advanced technology to gaze up at the wonder that is Earth's natural satellite.
SXSW is finally over for us here at X PRIZE and now that i've had a moment to catch my breath, allow me recollect the events of 2012 South by Southwest Interactive with a calm mind, a trophy, and a handful of Red Vines.
Advancements and Pronouncements: Are We There Yet?
Along with several hundred others, I attended the Advances in Genome Biology & Technology (AGBT) conference last month in Marco Island, Florida. Perhaps the biggest news from the conference came from Chief Technology Officer Clive Brown of Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT). Using a PR campaign lifted directly from Steve Jobs’ book of effective marketing strategies, the ONT website shut down prior to Clive’s talk and a new one went up just after the big announcement.
The Robot Uprising: You Can't Run
It has been spoken of for decades. The same bright spots in our mind that give life to creativity and ingenuity also harbor the darkest recesses of our imagination. We are an innovative lot with aspirations to construct the future exponentially through the use of steel, crafted in our image, but that which has been designed to build will also destroy. They carry the dreams of our future but also hold its fate. I am, of course, speaking of the impending robot apocalypse. O_O
Peter Diamandis Talks to TED
X PRIZE'S CEO, Peter Diamandis, gave a keynote TED talk on Wednesday about the abundance of the future via the accessibility of exponentially-growing technology.
A Positive Global Response to Prize Launch
The Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas merely two months ago and the competition is already off to an inspiring start! We have received over 140 “Intent to Compete” forms from teams all across the world and more submissions are continually rolling in every week.
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