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World Space Week 2013 - Puli and Part-Time Scientists are 'Go'!
While Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are usually focused on the Moon, this week some of them are seeing Red to tie in with World Space Week (WSW) 2013’s theme - Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth. The Part Time Scientists and Team Puli are participating in a global programme of Mars analogue activities for WSW 2013. Over the next week, schools, museums and members of the public will have the opportunity to drive the Puli rover and the PTS rover, Asimov, by controlling them over the Internet.
Introducing: The Official Google Lunar XPRIZE Judging Panel
The official Google Lunar XPRIZE Judging Panel has been selected! Meet the minds who will measure this historic race to the Moon...
Moon Roundup: Meet the Teams
Meet the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams as they share a bevy of interviews and technical progress, including completion of a moon lander and cave robot tests over an open pit.
Who knew that blood, sweat and tears could start a health care revolution?
The staid world of diagnostic testing is about to undergo a major disruption with huge advances in sensors and sensing technologies that live in or on our bodies, within our homes and offices, and even within our computers and networks.
Analyzing the Cost of a Lunar Mission
Analyzing the Cost of a Lunar MissionThere are many different elements that contribute to the cost of completing the Google Lunar XPRIZE, but is there a way to break this down to get a better idea of where the money will go? The International Academy of Astronautics has developed a structure for determining cost per flight of launch vehicles, which has five main categories: Vehicle Cost, Direct Operations Cost, Indirect Operations Cost, Business Charges, and Insurance Cost. This article will try to explain these categories with respect to a lunar mission.
Moon Roundup: The Technology's Point of View
Some major tests in the Google Lunar XPRIZE---as seen by the technology itself! Ride along with rovers, landers, and quadcopters.
Exponential Health Technology Bringing Personal "Check Engine Lights"
It sometimes seems that the world is speeding up, and it's often hard to remember how quickly things are changing in our everyday lives. The relatively slow, expensive technologies of the 1970s and 80s are now essentially 'free' features that have dissolved into our exponentially more powerful devices. GPS with navigation directions, video and still cameras, online encyclopedias and the like would have separately cost over $500K 20-30 years ago.
Moon Roundup: The Romans
Google Lunar XPRIZE teams from across the old Roman empire (Barcelona, Bucharest, Tel Aviv, and Rome itself) show off the latest in Moon technology.
I'm Counting My Steps With a Fitness Tracking Device. Now What?
It seems like every time I read the tech section of a magazine or newspaper lately, I encounter another device that promises to help me track my steps - and by extension lose weight. These activity trackers, mostly worn on the wrist, are no more than a digital pedometer connected to a smartphone. I remember the last time I wore a conventional pedometer I was curious to see how many miles I walked while I was in Paris for a week (8.6 miles/day was my average). Beyond that, I was never compelled to track how many steps I take in a day.
Moon Roundup: Expertise All Around
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams tap NASA and others for some serious expertise, working on NASA contracts, Mars mission tests, and moon cave exploration.