In The News

October 11, 2012

The entire U.S. patent system needs serious repair, but the most broken thing about it is the way we patent prescription drugs. Federal and state governments spend billions of dollars on basic medical research, and the resulting science winds up...

October 01, 2012

Edison2, awarded the $5 million top prize in the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive XPRIZE competition, is heading into round two of development. Armed with a partnership with Altair ProductDesign (for engineering services related to structural...

July 24, 2012

The first entrant in the Genomics X Prize is taking up the challenge of truly cheap and rapid genome sequencing. If it can do it, we’ll know a lot more about the human genome, and the promise for the future of medicine will be off the charts.

July 24, 2012

The Archon Genomics X Prize will award $10 million to the first team that sequences the complete genomes of 100 people aged 100 or older in 30 days or less, for no more than $1,000 each, and with an error rate of no more than 0.0001 percent.

July 24, 2012

A race to unlock genetic clues behind living to 100 is set to begin next year, after a US team announced it will compete for the $10m Genomics X Prize.

July 24, 2012

The first competitor has swaggered up to the starting line for a contest that aims to push the limits of genome-sequencing technology. The X Prize Foundation of Playa Vista, California, is offering a US$10-million prize to the first team to accurately...

July 24, 2012

The first contestant has entered the competition for the X Prize in genomics, which will offer $10 million to a team that can accurately and completely sequence the genomes of 100 people in 30 days at a cost below $1,000 per genome.

July 12, 2012

Too big to fail is not exactly a term applied to democracies, but then the times are strange. Wrecked by endless years of recession and unemployment, people in the West are losing faith in their governments while in developing nations, people...

July 03, 2012

The San Diego wireless technology giant has been testing the concept in various ways, beginning about three years ago with the introduction of its international QPrize competition, organized by Qualcomm Ventures. The company also has been working with...

June 21, 2012

The prize pool for environmental innovation challenges increased twelvefold in the past ten years—and shows no sign of easing up. But does crowd-sourcing solutions pay off for the world as well as for the winners?


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