A Billion Dollar Prize

Discuss life, the universe, and everything with other members of this site. Get to know your fellow polywell enthusiasts.

Moderators: tonybarry, MSimon

Post Reply
MSimon
Posts: 14331
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Contact:

A Billion Dollar Prize

Post by MSimon »

Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

zbarlici
Posts: 247
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:23 am
Location: winnipeg, canada

GREAT!

Post by zbarlici »

A lot of people will be pissed off at pharma companies, if cure for diabetes or breast cancer is found within a relatively short time. A lot of ppl, including me.

This is freaking great. If nothing else, this approach will work. They should have left it at cure for cancer or diabetes as the auto industry is covered by the Automotive x-prize competition...

MSimon
Posts: 14331
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Contact:

Post by MSimon »

Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

dch24
Posts: 142
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:43 pm

Post by dch24 »

So on the power and control blog, it quotes two articles about diabetes. Was the second article supposed to be about Multiple Sclerosis? Either way, I'm glad Cell put the scientists through the wringer and decided that their work had merit and said so in the editorial. Good news!

MSimon
Posts: 14331
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Contact:

Post by MSimon »

dch24 wrote:So on the power and control blog, it quotes two articles about diabetes. Was the second article supposed to be about Multiple Sclerosis? Either way, I'm glad Cell put the scientists through the wringer and decided that their work had merit and said so in the editorial. Good news!
The people studying diabetes think there is a connection to MS. Or vice versa.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

scareduck
Posts: 552
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:03 am

Post by scareduck »

Diabetes is just plain weird. The conventional wisdom a few years ago was that it was an autoimmune disease, like heart disease and arthritis are now believed to be. But all that might be turned on its head, at least for Type 1 diabetes; Canadian researchers were recently able to cure diabetic mice by injecting their pancreases with capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers. They believe type 1 diabetes is caused by malfunctioning nerves in the pancreas. The same treatment also appears to be promising against Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes as well.

JoeStrout
Site Admin
Posts: 273
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:40 pm
Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA
Contact:

Post by JoeStrout »

I wonder how they came up with those four goals. A cure for breast cancer (I assume they mean other than early detection and surgery, which is a pretty good cure for many women) makes some sense, as does the cure for diabetes. But goals 3 and 4, focussed on improving gasoline-powered cars, just seem backwards-looking to me. If your real goal is to reduce emissions, why not set a prize based on the car emissions and cost, without declaring ahead of time what energy-storage system it has to use?
Joe Strout
Talk-Polywell.org site administrator

MSimon
Posts: 14331
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Contact:

Post by MSimon »

Joe,

My mother (88) is a breast cancer survivor. Around 40 years.
Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

Post Reply