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July 30, 2014

Vishen Lakhiani, founder and CEO of Mindvalley, shares his views on why traditional charities don’t work as well, and crowd-sourced solutions like XPRIZE have the potential to create far more lasting change.

July 21, 2014

As a precursor to humanity’s return to the moon, I’m very proud of our Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, which is offering $30 million in prize money (and up to $30 million in additional NASA contracts) to the first privately-funded team to land a...

July 16, 2014

XPRIZE Foundation chairman and CEO Dr. Peter Diamandis and Emmy-nominated actor Seth Green took to the stage to talk commercial space exploration and incentivized innovations as part of the Hammer museum’s ongoing Hammer Conversations series.

July 08, 2014

Peter Diamandis stands at a whiteboard in an empty conference room at Moffett Field and excitedly sketches a diagram of the solar system, with messy lollipop-like dots for Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. His eyes light up when he draws a certain...

July 02, 2014

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. This summer, CNET will travel the world and follow five of those teams' final tests and preparations. Here's a taste of what's to come.

June 04, 2014

The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.

May 19, 2014

When a couple of journalists join a bunch of powerful people for a weekend on the beautiful California coast, tasked with thinking about the biggest challenges facing humanity, techno-optimism, and visions of cold fusion prevail.

May 18, 2014

Some of the smartest and most influential people gathered in outside L.A. this weekend to brainstorm the next great innovation contest.

May 07, 2014

The fantastic tricorder device that “Bones” used to scan aliens on “Star Trek” is nearly at hand—in your cellphone. And it promises to be cheaper and smart.

May 03, 2014

In 2008, my colleagues and I formed The Part-Time Scientists to compete for the $20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE , an international competition to inspire low-cost commercial space exploration, build a foundation for private space exploration and...


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