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The man behind Avatar talks about what drives him to explore the ocean.


The launch of India-only X PRIZEs could help use the country’s massive resources to fix its massive problems.


One of the reasons I love space is that it reminds people that they all live under the same skies and on the same planet. The future of humanity depends highly on how we learn to use the resources of space to address our needs here on Earth. The only way to accomplish this is by collaboration.


For entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, big is never big enough. Here, he talks about what it takes to think on a grand scale.


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.


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).


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.


Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a humanitarian non-profit launching innovative global initiatives, entrepreneur Dr. Peter H. Diamandis pushes the boundaries of creative ideas, tirelessly seeking to make the impossible possible.


On Friday, NASA handed out $1.1 billion in contracts to three companies to privately develop rockets and spacecraft for what could be the next step in manned spaceflight. The announcement was made by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on a cloudless day from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The winners included Hawthorne-based rocket maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, and Boeing Co., which develops spacecraft in Huntington Beach and uses rocket engines made by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in Canoga Park.


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.


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