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October 10, 2011

X PRIZE Chairman Peter Diamandis easily gave one of the most compelling presentations of the weekend. Blessed with great presentation skills, his X Prize will hopefully serve as a model solution for a great deal more of the world...

October 06, 2011

In a saltwater tank on the coast of Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey, a contest has been under way over the past 12 weeks born out of the anger, frustration, and helplessness so many people shared amid last year's BP oil spill in the...

September 12, 2011

The winning team of the MoonBots 2.0 challenge, team Lego Aces, is interviewed by WTTE FOX 28.

September 09, 2011

Listed below are our previous winners alongside the category and year in which they won their award.

You can choose one winner* from each category below. Simply tick the box which corresponds to your choice.

September 09, 2011

Ray Kurzweil wrote the textbook on how to save the world. In his book”The Singularity is Near,” Kurzweil (pictured above) wrote about how the exponential changes being brought about by the advance of technology and how that can be used to help humans...

August 29, 2011

The X PRIZE Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring innovation in education, energy, life sciences and exploration. Its mission is to foster great ideas and breakthroughs that can solve the world's "grand challenges." For the last 15 years...

August 23, 2011

The X PRIZE Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring innovation in education, energy, life sciences and exploration. Its mission is to foster great ideas and breakthroughs that can solve the world's "grand challenges." For the last 15 years...

August 03, 2011

With the landing last week of America’s last space shuttle, the nation stands at a critical point in the history of space exploration. For some, the last flight of Atlantis — a mission officially designated as STS-135, was “bittersweet,” as one writer...

July 28, 2011

Ten finalist teams will test their oil spill cleanup technologies at the OHMSETT facility in Leonardo, N.J. 


Leonardo, N.J. (July 28, 2011) – The X PRIZE...

July 21, 2011

Elon Musk wants humans to live on other planets one day. But he's worried about the cost of getting there. So in 2002, he took the fortune he made in Internet start-ups and started his own rocket company. He called it SpaceX.

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