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March 02, 2011

DNA sequencing "is a multibillion dollar industry … [and] I'm not sure that the X Prize is incentivizing people" to develop technologies. Rather, "what I think it will do is … give a quality assessment of the sequences being turned out by a variety of...

February 25, 2011

The roster of competitors is set for the Google Lunar X Prize, a multimillion-dollar race to land a homemade robot on the moon.

Twenty-nine privately funded teams have thrown their hats in the ring, contest organizers announced Feb. 17, and...

February 22, 2011

The official private race to the moon is on! Recently, my colleagues at the X PRIZE Foundation announced the official roster of 29 registered teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. Included in this new announcement are eight teams...

February 18, 2011

When a couple dozen companies sign contracts containing the words “moon” and “landing,” it’s a good indication that private lunar exploration is heating up.

The Google Lunar X Prize on Thursday announced that 29 teams had signed contracts...

February 18, 2011

The Google Lunar X-Prize official entrants have just been revealed: 29 competing organizations from nations all over the world who will try to win a share of the $30 million prize. Their mission is to get a spacecraft to the Moon, land it successfully...

February 18, 2011

NASA isn't heading back to the moon anytime soon, with astronauts or robots, but that doesn't mean there are no lunar races to follow.

Today the organizers of the Google Lunar X Prize announced the final roster of teams competing in a $30...

February 17, 2011

PLAYA VISTA, CA (February 17, 2011) – Today, the X PRIZE Foundation announced the official roster of 29 registered teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, an unprecedented competition to send a robot to the Moon that travels...

February 08, 2011

SpaceX, the rocket company headed by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, sold its first launch to the moon, a mission that gives Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off, an early lead in a $32 million race to land a...

January 31, 2011

ANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen, announced today that FIRST ® LEGO® League (FLL®) teams across the globe can compete...

January 26, 2011

Four members of the West Philly Hybrid X Team gained national attention for outstanding work in an international fuel-efficiency contest for cars. In September, President Obama invited them to the White House, but Brandon Ford forgot his ID and couldn...

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