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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...

January 26, 2011

Whatever backroom roshambos were in play last week over the switch-up between Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt, none were evident Jan. 18 during an excloo cocktail klatch on the Peninsula.
That's because everything was on, and...

January 25, 2011

The White House released the guest list for the first lady's box at the State of the Union address. In addition to Dr. Jill Biden and Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Legislative Affairs, Michelle Obama invited 24...

January 11, 2011

This story is the first in a week-long SPACE.com report on what it would take for humanity to return to the moon. Coming tomorrow: The Case Against the Moon.

The moon, once an enticing siren for intrepid space travelers, has begun to feel old-...

January 07, 2011

As the economy fights to rebound, many employers are forgoing paying full-time employees, and are instead tapping into the online community of hungry freelancers. Many business tasks -- marketing, public relations, research, design, legal services --...

January 03, 2011

In the flurry of activity at the end of the 111th Congress, the reauthorization of the "America Competes Act" went mostly unnoticed. But it is a little bill that Washington hopes will prove transformative. The law - its cringe-worthy official name is...

December 21, 2010

The America COMPETES Act passed by Congress today provides all agencies with broad authority to conduct prize competitions as called for by President Obama in his 2009 Strategy for American Innovation. By giving agencies a simple and clear legal path...

December 17, 2010

Building a car that gets more than 100 miles per gallon does not require wild new technology, judging from the results of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. The $5 million top prize—awarded in September to the highest-mileage four-passenger...

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