In The News

March 11, 2013

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities.

March 07, 2013

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?”

March 04, 2013

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.

February 22, 2013

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.

February 19, 2013

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.

February 04, 2013

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.

December 06, 2012

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...

November 20, 2012

SpaceIL and Odyssey Moon Ltd., two teams competing in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, announced today a joint teaming deal to pursue the competition purse. Odyssey Moon, the first team entrant in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, is joining SpaceIL, the...

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...

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