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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...

March 20, 2014

XPRIZE (, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, announces today the creation of a prize competition presented by TED, (, the nonprofit...

March 18, 2014

Moon Express, a leading contender in the race to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the Moon, has hired Andrew Aldrin to become its president.

March 13, 2014

Suppose you were out on a small boat, 100 mi from shore, with a few friends. Suddenly, one of them begins coughing hard and complaining of aches and pains and chills. It could just be the start of a bad cold, but he also seems to be running a fever,...

March 11, 2014

Nonprofit organization XPRIZE creates and manages large-scale, high-profile competitions that aim to stimulate research and development solutions to grand problems across a number of scientific fields.

March 01, 2014

With the Qualifying Round of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition only a few months away, we had a chance to catch up with Aezon, a Johns Hopkins-based team vying for a position in the Final Round of the competition.

February 25, 2014

The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact.

December 14, 2013

China has landed its first robotic lander on the moon, a historic lunar arrival that makes the country only the third nation to make a soft-landing on Earth's celestial neighbor.


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