When a couple of journalists join a bunch of powerful people for a weekend on the beautiful California coast, tasked with thinking about the biggest challenges facing humanity, techno-optimism, and visions of cold fusion prevail.
Two new privately funded space telescopes will let schools and universities perform space imaging on the cheap. Self-portraits in outer space (yes, they exist) are just the beginning of the new space telescope race.
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.
X Prize’s innovation competitions bring together creative luminaries at its Visioneering events to generate no-limits solutions to our biggest issues. Here’s what we can learn from these high-level brainstorms.
SpaceShipOne took the $10 million Ansari X Prize for shuttling into suborbital space twice in two weeks. But it was Peter Diamandis, aerospace engineer and medical doctor, who created the competition. Now, Diamandis, 42, has moved onto smaller things — a new prize for nanotechnology. He spoke to Fast Company about his uncharted worlds.