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Making Milestones to the Moon

11/11/2013 by Alex Hall
The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, which awarded $10 million for the first private suborbital spaceflight.
from The Launch Pad
Revolving-Door Hospital Admissions are Unsustainable - Let's Open the Door to Point-of-Patient Health Sensing Technologies
07/09/2013
Gioia Messinger
There's a significant shift going on in how health care is delivered today, due to several key developments: Payment models that reward providers for patient outcomes rather than traditional, per-procedure methods or number of visits; The imposition of penalties for hospital readmissions; and The rapid adoption of smartphone and sensor technologies.
Lunar Roundup: Lembas Bread
07/02/2013
Nick Azer
A lot of short, but significant, nuggets from around the XPRIZE; from 'eighth continent' ideas on mining to important new hardware and some cool hands-on projects.
Lunar Roundup: Eighth Continent
07/02/2013
Nick Azer
A lot of short, but significant, nuggets from around the XPRIZE as Moon Express brought some 'eighth continent' ideas and several teams showed off important new hardware!
Lunar Roundup: Moon TV
06/25/2013
Nick Azer
The teams embraced their Moon TV as JURBAN, Astrobotic, and Synergy Moon were toured by a big network; Italia showed off a rover test; Omega Envoy shared a runway test; and Plan B gave a great presentation. Plus: Michio Kaku and the Google Lunar XPRIZE on CBS, coming soon?
Lunar Roundup: Dashing Young Gentlemen
06/18/2013
Nick Azer
Moon Express plans to broadcast Justin Bieber from the moon; while engineers from SpaceIL and Plan B give tours of their robots, Omega Envoy reveals their new Earth program, and Penn State Lunar Lion gains new senatorial support.
Building Ecsite-ment around a mission
06/17/2013
Anita Heward
How do you get people from many different countries to feel part of a mission – that it’s their spacecraft undertaking the challenge?This is one of the questions facing the 22 teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE and aiming to land their robot on the Moon by December 2015.  But it’s also a challenge for those involved in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission.  
Lunar Roundup: Into the West
06/11/2013
Nick Azer
Three inspirational quotes from the teams as Newt Gingrich interviewed Penn State Lunar Lion; Euroluna detailed their plans; Stellar announced a contest; Plan B posted a new tech update; and more!
Jam Sessions for Global Progress
06/10/2013
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is a record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, trumpeter, educational philanthropist, and XPRIZE Visioneer. His philanthropic efforts extend to the Quincy Jones Foundation, Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, Harvard School of Public Health 'Project Q,' and a variety of benefit events.
Jam Sessions for Global Progress
06/10/2013
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is a record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, trumpeter, educational philanthropist, and XPRIZE Visioneer. His philanthropic efforts extend to the Quincy Jones Foundation, Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, Harvard School of Public Health 'Project Q,' and a variety of benefit events.
Lunar Roundup: Star Alignment
06/04/2013
Nick Azer
Moon Express revealed their landmark ILO-X space telescope (which will be both the first-ever private telescope in space, and the first live webcam from the Moon), while Newt Gingrich, Seth Green, and other stars lined up for the teams!

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