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XPRIZE Insights: Science Fiction is Failing | YouTube

XPRIZE Insights: Science Fiction is Failing | YouTube | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

Jack Hidary talks about the failure of science fiction to inspire young minds and how imagination can actually be the barrier to innovation. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights leading thinkers of our time.

 


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J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans

J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it
J Street believes that Israel's future, security, and character depend on reaching a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are redefining what it means to be pro-Israel, while changing the dynamics around Israel in American politics and rooting our work in Jewish and democratic values.
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Clinton unveils youth jobs initiative - Politico

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Speaking at a Denver gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative, the former secretary of state detailed a new series of partnerships with businesses.
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220 Million School Lunches Every Year

220 Million School Lunches Every Year | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it
In 2007, the Deshpande Foundation and the Akshaya Patra Foundation committed to partner together to scale Akshaya Patra's programs in India and provide a daily school lunch to one million children in India's government schools.
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▶ What I Saw From The Space Station | Anousheh Ansari | XPRIZE Insights | YouTube

Anousheh Ansari talks about her trip to the International Space Station and its impact on her view of our planet. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights leading thinkers of our time.


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Study Estimates Market Worth $1.9 Billion for Google Lunar XPRIZE Competitors Within a Decade

Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2013) — An independent study predicts that teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE will be able to access market opportunities worth $1.9 billion during the decade following the conclusion of the prize and worth $6.4 billion over a 25-year timescale. The study was performed by London Economics, a leading independent economic consultancy based in the UK.

 

Currently, more than twenty teams from around the world are competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is the largest incentivized competition to date and aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship leading to low-cost access to the moon and new commercial opportunities on Earth. The deadline for claiming the prize is December 31, 2015.

 

 


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Deloitte Launches Fellowship Program with the XPRIZE Foundation - 3BL Media (press release)

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Deloitte Launches Fellowship Program with the XPRIZE Foundation 3BL Media (press release) New York, July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Deloitte and the XPRIZE Foundation, the global leader in the creation of incentivized prize competitions, have formed a...
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2014 Audacious Philanthropy Conference

2014 Audacious Philanthropy Conference | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it
Hundreds of business, nonprofit and foundation leaders, board chairs, social entrepreneurs, and venture philanthropists come together every Fall - all focused on making a greater impact – together.
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High-level candidates in pursuit of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs

High-level candidates in pursuit of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it
Finland awards the world's largest technology prize to an innovation that improves the quality of everyday life....

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X Prizers Storm Into Mojave in Style — With Seth Green! | Parabolic Arc

X Prizers Storm Into Mojave in Style — With Seth Green! | Parabolic Arc | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

The X Prize Adventure + Innovation group, which has been running around touring adventurous and innovative places and talking to the people who make those places so very…well…awesome, stormed into Mojave this morning.

 

The group included, among others, venture capitalist and total space geek Steve Jurvetson and “Austin Powers” star Seth Green, who preceded to climb up the side of the Rotary Rocket vehicle located outside the administration building.

 

 


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COIN Glorious Failure Innovation Prize

A call-to-action for Colorado's entrepreneurs and innovators for the "Glorious Failure: In Search of Success" Innovation Prize. Video produced by our partner...
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Taxpayers for Common Sense

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Taxpayers for Common Sense is an independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
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Global Network - Keep Space for Peace Week - 6-13/10/12

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IMPACT² conference | Social Innovation Europe

IMPACT² conference | Social Innovation Europe | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurship and impact investing are the topics of this year’s IMPACT2 #conference. Paris, May 21. http://t.co/eyQJXfOCEd

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XPRIZE Insights: Science Fiction is Failing | YouTube

XPRIZE Insights: Science Fiction is Failing | YouTube | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

Jack Hidary talks about the failure of science fiction to inspire young minds and how imagination can actually be the barrier to innovation. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights leading thinkers of our time.

 


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The Next X Prize: Artificial Intelligence!

Hank takes you to the next frontier of innovation: the XPrize for Artificial Intelligence, talking about how true AI can be measured, and what the future mig...
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Making the Impossible Possible

http://xprize.org --------------------------------------- ABOUT THE X PRIZE FOUNDATION The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organizatio...
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Science, Discovery Channels to Chronicle Google Lunar X Prize | Parabolic Arc

Science, Discovery Channels to Chronicle Google Lunar X Prize | Parabolic Arc | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Discovery Communications PR) — Science Channel and Discovery Channel recently announced that the networks will serve as television homes for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a $30 million competition for privately-funded teams to land an unmanned craft on the moon by December 31, 2015.

The networks will chronicle the historic race with a miniseries event, following teams from around the world as they race to complete the mission requirements of the Grand Prize; to land a craft on the surface of the moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit live pictures and video back to earth. Science Channel and Discovery Channel will follow the entire process including testing, lift-off, and live coverage of the winning lunar landing, which is estimated to take place in 2015. The announcement was made at Discovery Communications’ annual Upfront presentation in New York.


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Landing on the Moon with LabVIEW FPGA for the Google X Prize

Leading roboticist, Red Whittaker, takes you through his journey of leading teams to create the world's most innovative robots, including a robot that will compete for the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge to launch to the moon. Learn more at http://bit.ly/cjRvqB

 

 


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US Energy Dept. deals $10M to ride ocean wave energy | NetworkWorld.com

US Energy Dept. deals $10M to ride ocean wave energy | NetworkWorld.com | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

The Energy Department said it would spend $10 million to help kick-start unique energy technology that converts ocean waves and currents into electricity.


Perhaps the most interesting component to the announcement is $6.5 million to set up a competition that challenges individuals, universities, and existing and emerging companies to improve the performance and lower the cost of energy produced by wave energy devices.  The agency has said n the past that the US could generate up to 1,400 terawatt hours of potential wave power per year. One terawatt-hour of electricity is enough to power 85,000 homes, according to the agency.


The Department of Energy said it expects a prize competition to "dramatically improve the performance of wave energy converter (WEC) devices, providing a pathway to game-changing reductions in the cost of wave-based energy. In principle, prize competitions set a high technical bar for participants to be eligible for a prize, thus facilitating rapid advancements through technical innovation at a relatively low cost to the sponsoring agency."


According to the DOE the broader goal for the WEC competition is to spur innovations for new and next generation technologies to be cost-competitive at 15 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), down from the current range of 61-77 ¢/kWh3.


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Submissions now open on the Access 2014 Innovation Prize

Submissions now open on the Access 2014 Innovation Prize | Networks, Conferences and Competitions | Scoop.it

Access is pleased to announce the 2014 Access Innovation Prize is now open to submissions! We want to support projects making innovative tools and services that help users access human rights they may not otherwise be able to enjoy. The winner of the award will be announced at RightsCon: Silicon Valley in March.

 


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