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Singularity University Blog | Ralph Merkle on the future of nanotechnology

December 1, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Dec 1, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2KpYRCUjmQ

Nanotechnology pioneer Ralph Merkle discusses the future of the field with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University. Filmed following Dr. Merkle’s talks at Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | Nokia supports Singularity University as 5th corporate founder

November 10, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Support Focused on New Approaches to Technological Innovation, Sustainable Development

Nokia has joined Singularity Univeristy as a Corporate Founder. The collaboration will leverage Nokia’s commitment to global communications innovation and sustainability by supporting Singularity University’s programs, and Ten to the Ninth Plus (10^9+) Team Projects focused on solving key global issues. Nokia joins Google, Autodesk, ePlanet Ventures, and the Kauffmanread more

Singularity University Blog | CiviGuard debuts next-generation crisis communication platform

March 31, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — March 31, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Great news from one of the GSP-09 spin-out companies and SU alumni – Zubin Wadia, Shawna Pandya, and Tim Coleman. Congratulations to the team!

CiviGuard Chosen as One of Five Where 2.0 Launch Pad Start-ups with “Innovative, Promising New Technology”

CiviGuard is pleased to announce it has been chosen as one of just five start-ups to present at Where 2.0 Conference… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sarah Sclarsic 08/02 – iPhoneDevCamp and Elle

August 14, 2009
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, By Sarah Sclarsic
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

2:14 am: Going to bed. Have been working late on Gettaround, the car sharing service that a team of Singularity University students are starting. We’ve been at iPhone developer camp all weekend making an iPhone app that allows people to share, locate, and start cars (plus some other neat features). I also snuck into Group A’s workshop on Artificial Intelligence yesterday, so I’ve been burning the candle at both ends.

8:00 am: Wake up. Caffeine . . . need . . . caffeine.

8:45 am: Meet Charles, another team member and our Product Developer, in the lobby of the NASA lodge for a ride to Yahoo headquarters. How is he so alert this early in the morning??!?… read more

Singularity University Blog | Shai Machnes on a cloud for SMS applications

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdXfab3eHcY

Shai Machnes was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on bringing the power of cloud computing to the 2G cellphone market around the world.

OneGlobalVoice is a development platform that gives access to cloud-computing resources through SMS on a basic (2G) cellphone. It demonstrates how innovations commonly carried out on computationally-and-bandwidth heavy internet subscriptions, or on fast… read more

New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Abundance, debuts #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

February 22, 2012

Abundance reviews

A special message from author Peter Diamandis:

Dear readers,

On February 20, 2012, Abundance debuted #1 on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thank you for your support! Check out the book here. Below are some reviews that Abundance has received so far.

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Singularity University Blog | Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (mar 2009)

March 29, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 29, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University’s Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (CPM-2), Mar 27-28, 2009 at NASA Ames Research Park

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Biotech & bioinformatics, with Andrew Hessel”

November 9, 2009
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-biotech-bioinformatics/.

Biotech is a hidebound industry. Elephantine budgets. Glacial development timelines. Stultifying regulatory oversight. Pitiful productivity. Andrew Hessell, once employed by a major biotech drug developer

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CNET | At Singularity University, blowing minds and taking meetings

March 2, 2010

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Source: CNET — March 2, 2010 | Daniel Terdiman

CNET correspondent Daniel Terdiman shadowed Executive Program participant Rob Nail during one of his first days at Singularity University’s Winter 2010 Executive Program.

 For Rob Nail, Saturday was a bonanza of opportunity. Over dinner that night in building 20 at the NASA Ames Research Center here, Nail found himself discussing 3D printing and housing with X Prize CEO Peter Diamandis. Already, Nail had been considering buying… read more

Fortune | When the professor works at Google

September 16, 2013

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Source: Fortune — September 16, 2013 | John Hagel, John Seely Brown

Singularity University doesn’t have a big staff or a long history. It was founded in 2009 by two successful entrepreneurs, Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, with the vision of using disruptive technologies to positively impact a billion people within a decade.

They are motivated to explore the potential of rapidly advancing technologies to take on humanity’s big challenges, such as water scarcity and energy consumption. [...]

Singularity University Blog | Bob Metcalfe – Enernet talk

July 12, 2009
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 12, 2009 | Singularity University staff

The public is welcome to join SU students, faculty and Internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe for his talk about Enernet on Monday July 13th at 7:00 pm. Bob is the Co-Chair for Singularity University’s track on Networks & Computing Systems:

Speaker: Bob Metcalfe (Enernet)
Time: Monday July 13th 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: NASA Ames – Eagle Room (Bld 943)
Space Limited: RSVP bruce@singularityu.orgread more

Singularity University Blog | Daniel Kraft on the future of medicine

December 1, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Dec 1, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdzlkzTzYLk

Daniel Kraft discusses the future of medicine with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University, after his lecture at the inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | Thiel Foundation awards $50,000 grant to Singularity University

November 9, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2010 | Singularity University staff

The Thiel Foundation has awarded it a $50,000 grant for curriculum development of Singularity University. The grant will leverage the Thiel Foundation’s vision and domain expertise to support and expand Singularity University’s Policy, Law, and Ethics (PLE) curriculum track.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Thiel, the Thiel Foundation promotes personal, economic, and political freedom. Among other projects, the Foundation sponsors innovative scientific research and new… read more

Singularity University Video | Peter Diamandis: the best way to predict the future

March 29, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Video — March 29, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University, discusses the best way to predict the future, and shares his personal philosophies on innovation and the commercial space industry. Flimed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, March 2010.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Big Brains meet the future

August 20, 2009
Singularity University students get regular access to technology superstars like PayPal co-founder and hedge fund manager, Peter Thiel. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 20, 2009 | Singularity University staff

by Daniel Terdiman | CNET News (August 20, 2009)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Sitting in a classroom, listening to students explain their approach to an assignment to develop an initiative to impact the lives of a billion people over ten years, one could be forgiven for taking it all with a grain of salt.

After all, student projects like this are usually peppered with holes, naive assumptions, and unrealistic goals.… read more

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