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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...

April 29, 2014

Remember the Star Trek Tricorder--that handheld, sci-fi device which could be waved over someone and instantly figure out what was wrong with their health? A number of teams have recently been looking to turn that vision into reality, as a result of...

April 20, 2014

One hundred and twenty students at Penn State University have their sights set on the surface of the moon — and some may land a spacecraft there before they earn a degree. The Penn State University Lunar Lions hope to make history as the first...

April 14, 2014

To keep the seas healthy, we need to measure how they are changing. It's no simple task, but here's an incentive, says oceans XPRIZE director Paul Bunje.


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