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June 17, 2011

Today, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, the winners of the first FLL Global Innovation Award will be recognized and celebrated for their innovations. The contest, which centered on a biomedical engineering theme,...

June 06, 2011

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has announced a $50 million challenge grant from the Brin Wojcicki Foundation in support of its efforts to reshape drug development for Parkinson's disease.

June 06, 2011

The judging panel of The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE has selected Lamor Corporation to continue to the next phase as one of the top ten finalist teams. The competition is designed to inspire entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists worldwide...

June 06, 2011

If there was one thing that last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill showed us, it was that there were no particularly good systems in place for containing and removing such spills while the oil is still out at sea. One year later, although many...

May 24, 2011

One of the indispensable tools for all of the doctors in the Star Trek universe is the tricorder - a handheld device equipped with sensors that allowed Doctors to noninvasively scan their patients, providing instant results on blood characteristics,...

May 24, 2011

THE Internet is revitalizing an old stalwart in the innovation game: the prize as incentive.Every few weeks, some big new contest arrives. This month,, the online retailer, announced that it would sponsor a competition paying $1 million...

May 24, 2011

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill made it very clear that while we have an amazing ability to get oil into the ocean, we have a much harder time getting it out. So X Prize launched the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge (a...

May 23, 2011

Ten finalist teams selected by panel of experts to move forward in competition
to advance oil spill cleanup technology and innovation

Portland, OR (May 23, 2011) – The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading...
May 13, 2011

Playa Vista, CA (May 13, 2011) – The X PRIZE Foundation and the LEGO Group today announced MoonBots 2.0: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge. This second annual contest will challenge teams of youth to design, program, and...

April 27, 2011

April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Diamandis, chief executive officer and founder of the X Prize Foundation, talks about the oulook for space travel. He speaks with Cris Valerio on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)


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