(Powerful Answers)

Musings on innovation, technology, and the people that push us, because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions.

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Announcing the Powerful Answers Award for 2014: A multi-million dollar global challenge for the most innovative solutions in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, and Transportation.  Leading technology combined with powerful ideas can help solve the world’s biggest problems. Are you an innovator? Submit your Powerful Answer today at  www.powerfulanswersaward.com

Announcing the Powerful Answers Award for 2014: A multi-million dollar global challenge for the most innovative solutions in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, and Transportation.  Leading technology combined with powerful ideas can help solve the world’s biggest problems. Are you an innovator? Submit your Powerful Answer today at  www.powerfulanswersaward.com

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Using a multi-sensory approach lets nontraditional learners advance more easily than with traditional approaches. That means innovative new apps, like TinyTap (a Verizon Powerful Answers Award Winner) have enormous potential for helping all students learn the way that’s best for them.

Using a multi-sensory approach lets nontraditional learners advance more easily than with traditional approaches. That means innovative new apps, like TinyTap (a Verizon Powerful Answers Award Winner) have enormous potential for helping all students learn the way that’s best for them.

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Cloud technology and telemedical solutions from Verizon allow doctors to treat patients remotely, improving outcomes and recovery.    

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Planting trees remain one of the least expensive and most effective means of reducing carbon pollution from the atmosphere. For instance, one acre of trees has been shown to be enough to neutralize the amount of CO2 produced by driving 26,000 miles in a car.

Planting trees remain one of the least expensive and most effective means of reducing carbon pollution from the atmosphere. For instance, one acre of trees has been shown to be enough to neutralize the amount of CO2 produced by driving 26,000 miles in a car.

In a crisis situation up to 13 different federal and local agencies may respond, creating chaos when it comes to information. Thanks to a partnership between Blue Force Tactical and Verizon, many security forces and first responders can now use a state-of-the-art network to gather and share information quickly in the most critical situations.

In a crisis situation up to 13 different federal and local agencies may respond, creating chaos when it comes to information. Thanks to a partnership between Blue Force Tactical and Verizon, many security forces and first responders can now use a state-of-the-art network to gather and share information quickly in the most critical situations.

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A unique worldview is a great tool for innovation. In 2013, the Powerful Answers Awards Finalists began with the desire to tackle problems affecting people in their own communities - and ended up creating amazing solutions that can reach the whole world.

A unique worldview is a great tool for innovation. In 2013, the Powerful Answers Awards Finalists began with the desire to tackle problems affecting people in their own communities - and ended up creating amazing solutions that can reach the whole world.

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Waiting for the world to change? The wait’s over. Meet one our 3 winners:

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By helping reduce energy and water consumption and streamlining farming operations, Verizon-powered wireless technologies are helping pave the way to a more sustainable future.

By helping reduce energy and water consumption and streamlining farming operations, Verizon-powered wireless technologies are helping pave the way to a more sustainable future.

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Serious app-titude


Verizon sparks student interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with an innovative app challenge. Here’s the deal: Middle school students take on a need in their school or community and solve it with their own creative app concept. The winning team’s school gets $20,000 and the students learn that a passion for STEM truly pays off. Up for the challenge? Learn more at: http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org

Serious app-titude

Verizon sparks student interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with an innovative app challenge. Here’s the deal: Middle school students take on a need in their school or community and solve it with their own creative app concept. The winning team’s school gets $20,000 and the students learn that a passion for STEM truly pays off. Up for the challenge? Learn more at: http://appchallenge.tsaweb.org

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Innovator Yaopeng Zhou took home the grand prize in healthcare in the 2014 Powerful Answers Awards. He invented a portable vision-testing solution that’s both mobile and low-cost, helping practitioners screen and treat more people in underdeveloped areas. Discover this innovation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpX53ZjoECQ

Innovator Yaopeng Zhou took home the grand prize in healthcare in the 2014 Powerful Answers Awards. He invented a portable vision-testing solution that’s both mobile and low-cost, helping practitioners screen and treat more people in underdeveloped areas. Discover this innovation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpX53ZjoECQ

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Shedding some light…
Guess who’s one of the biggest energy hogs in your home or workplace? Lightbulbs! In fact, lighting gobbles up nearly a fifth of our electricity consumption. Leading the way to better energy choices is the Envision Charlotte project, in partnership with Verizon, creating “Intelligent Buildings” that provide real-time insights into what makes up our ecological footprint. 

Shedding some light…

Guess who’s one of the biggest energy hogs in your home or workplace? Lightbulbs! In fact, lighting gobbles up nearly a fifth of our electricity consumption. Leading the way to better energy choices is the Envision Charlotte project, in partnership with Verizon, creating “Intelligent Buildings” that provide real-time insights into what makes up our ecological footprint. 

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Penicillin. Optical Lenses. The Internet. Solar energy. What do the greatest innovations of all time have in common? The men and women who created them started with a single step. Whatever your dream, you’ll be closer to making it a reality as soon as you make that first move ahead.

Penicillin. Optical Lenses. The Internet. Solar energy. What do the greatest innovations of all time have in common? The men and women who created them started with a single step. Whatever your dream, you’ll be closer to making it a reality as soon as you make that first move ahead.

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From crowded urban classrooms to butterflies, beetles and bears. Now students everywhere can go to the coolest places on Earth, like the Museum of Natural History—Thanks to Vgo, the telepresent robot powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

From crowded urban classrooms to butterflies, beetles and bears. Now students everywhere can go to the coolest places on Earth, like the Museum of Natural History—Thanks to Vgo, the telepresent robot powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

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Technology is playing a big role in recent disaster relief efforts. From social media updates to organizations like Good 360 (finalist in the 2014 Powerful Answers Award) more real-time information is helping relief efforts reach people in need more effectively.

Technology is playing a big role in recent disaster relief efforts. From social media updates to organizations like Good 360 (finalist in the 2014 Powerful Answers Award) more real-time information is helping relief efforts reach people in need more effectively.

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Ask any of the Powerful Answers Awards winners, and they’ll tell you that innovation is sometimes a long and difficult journey. But it’s worth it. So when the going is slow, stick with it. Changing the world is closer than you think.

Ask any of the Powerful Answers Awards winners, and they’ll tell you that innovation is sometimes a long and difficult journey. But it’s worth it. So when the going is slow, stick with it. Changing the world is closer than you think.