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July 25, 2013

XPrize, the nonprofit that became famous for its multimillion prizes to promote innovation in areas like space travel, is initiating a push inside the Beltway. XPrize's Chris Frangione said they are looking to help the government build more successful...

July 23, 2013

This month, after more than 30 years of waiting, a team of engineers finally claimed the Sikorsky Prize. The challenge was to build a human-powered helicopter, a goal that’s been called impossible since Da Vinci scribbled out a crude drawing of the...

July 22, 2013

Last week, judges of a global competition to develop new healthcare technologies for mobile devices, operated by the Playa Vista-based nonprofit organization X Prize Foundation, selected 12 teams to move on to the final round of competition.

July 22, 2013

So said Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, lamenting the scope of some of tech's most well-known products. Having co-founded internet payments service PayPal, and been one of the funders behind Facebook, Mr Thiel is no...

July 18, 2013

Dr Peter Diamandis spoke of the remarkable feat at the majlis of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

July 17, 2013

We are entering an era of big government medicine. Few could claim that ObamaCare hews to the market principles of Adam Smith, or state’s rights, or individual choice. And Silicon Valley’s DNA of unbridled innovation? Not so much.

July 11, 2013

Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The soon-to-be high school junior spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka...

June 06, 2013

Scanadu is making fast progress in building one of the most mythical pieces of tech known to geekery. As an entrant in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the health-tracking device is designed to read your temperature, blood pressure, respiration, and...

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