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April 09, 2014

SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, said on Wednesday it has received a $16.4 million grant from the foundation of U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

April 07, 2014

A new generation may see a moon landing broadcast on live TV in the next couple of years. Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, which is offering up to $30 million in prize...

April 03, 2014

As a child growing up in rural India in the 1960s and 1970s, Naveen Jain would gaze up at the moon and imagine a life beyond his modest surroundings. Today he's still gazing at the moon, but for far different reasons.

April 01, 2014

There's $30 million available to 18 teams vying to be the first nongovernment entity to land a rover on the moon. Five of those teams are eligible for a $6 million boost this summer.

March 27, 2014

XPRIZE is currently on a pace to have two or three prizes a year and ultimately the goal is to have eight or nine concurrent prizes running at once. Here's a look at the pipeline and key issues.

March 25, 2014

With her new book, Thrive, the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post aims to redefine what we call success.

March 24, 2014

Robert K. Weiss, president and vice chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, discusses global competitions for innovation with Carol Massar and Bill Cohan on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."

March 24, 2014

When the XPRIZE Foundation announced the Google Lunar XPRIZE in 2007, Astrobotic Technology chairman Red Whittaker declared his intention to compete on the first day. Since then, we have worked methodically on the technology and operations for the $20...

March 21, 2014

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Bono have all done it. Soon robots will have a chance to deliver their own TED talks. That's the latest challenge to the field of artificial intelligence, announced yesterday by the non-profit XPRIZE Foundation.

March 20, 2014

FAREWELL to the pound coin’s familiar golden nugget design. Here comes the dough-decagon in its stead. The new 12-sided quid, modelled after the old threepenny bit, got plenty of attention this week. But the most interesting part of the design is what...

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