Elon Musk $100 Million Carbon Removal XPrize

Elon Musk and Peter Diamandis discuss optimistic views of the future in wide-ranging topics from energy and communications to knowledge and transport, the importance of making humanity an interplanetary species plus the duo will announce the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition. XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling the biggest threat facing humanity – fighting …

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Defenses Against the Biggest Risk We Face

Bill Gates says the biggest risk that we reasonably face is a bioterrorism attack or natural pandemics. Pandemic and Epidemic Risks Relatively average costs for more serious infectious events are high in terms of deaths and costs. One study found the worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 …

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A Future World of Haves and Super-Haves SU Global Summit 2018

Peter Diamandis discusses how extreme poverty is being eliminated. Peter Diamandis has started 22 companies. Reputation will a higher currency than having more capital. Things will tend towards the cost of energy, materials and data. We can have a world where everyone has energy, smartphones, AI in the cloud, healthcare delivered via devices and AI. …

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Million Dollar University Team Space Launch Challenge will Build Pipeline of Qualified Rocketeers

The Base 11 Space Challenge is a $1 million+ prize for a student-led university team to design, build, and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 kilometers (the Karman Line) by December 30, 2021. Annual competitions and milestone prizes will also be provided. Milestone prizes will include * design of the liquid-fuel …

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Alliance of private fusion companies working to get $100 million prize for first to achieve net energy

A dozen private fusion companies, including LPPFusion have joined together in an alliance to promote fusion and to try to get government funding for a broad-based approach to fusion. The new alliance consists of a few cooperating organizations— * the American Fusion Project (AFP), which seeks to educate the public about the benefits of fusion …

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$15 million Global Learning Xprize Finalists

The $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE is funded by a group of donors including the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, the Econet Foundation, Scott Hassan, the Merkin Family Foundation, John Raymonds, the Anthony Robbins Foundation and Suzanne West and Elon Musk. Teams from around the world have worked to develop open-source and scalable software …

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Final Frontier Medical Devices won the tricorder xprize with device that can diagnose 90% of ER situations at home

Final Frontier Medical Devices was announced the highest performing team and received $2.5 million for their achievement and Dynamical Biomarkers Group received $1M for 2nd place. Both teams exceeded the competition requirements for user experience, nearly met the challenging audacious benchmarks for diagnosing the 13 disease states, and with their prototypes, have taken humanity one …

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Teaching drones to land themselves on moving targets like Delivery trucks or Navy Ships

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science are using artificial intelligence, called fuzzy logic, to get drones to navigate and land themselves on moving platforms. This holds promise for commercial uses such as delivering packages. Drones have problems in navigating their ever-changing airspace. This problem is compounded when the drone …

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We only stop or reduce the use of materials when we swap in something better or something that is toxic is banned

While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through improvements in technology, a new MIT-led study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization and, ultimately, a sustainable world. Researchers found that no matter how much more efficient and compact a product is made, consumers will only demand more of …

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