Whether it's planning to remedy the world's ills or mine asteroids in space, the X Prize founder and visionary thinks positively large.
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A panel discussion at SXSW Interactive 2013 titled “Sensor Technologies: The Future of Health?” pondered the role of sensors in tomorrow’s medical technology. Among the panelists was Mark Winter, senior director of the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize and...
Brin and Zuckerberg could learn something from the high-stakes contests of Industrial England.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities.
In the privacy of their own bathrooms, people can find out whether they’re pregnant or have HIV. They can even swab for DNA to unravel their ancestry. Yet it’s difficult to answer simpler questions, like “Do I have the flu?”
Last year, then-15-year-old Jack Andraka became an international sensation by inventing a cheap and accurate pancreatic cancer sensor, so it was only logical for him to begin working on a universal disease scanner inspired by Stark Trek.
When illness strikes it's not always easy to set up a doctors appointment, but soon you might not have to. A portable device that can instantly take vitals and detect disease might be ion the way.
The conceptual device from a California high school comes up with ingenious ways to measure sickness that even the professionals working on the contest didn’t think of.
To promote its halftime show for Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday PepsiCo Inc. turned to its customers who offered thousands of photos to be used in an on-air video introduction welcoming pop star Beyonce to the stage.
In the early 1900s, if you wanted to go anywhere reasonably far away, your choices were road, rail, or ship, and everything took days, weeks, even months. Aeroplanes were small, flew limited distances, and weren’t considered all that safe: You were...