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June 17, 2011

If there was a way for trees to talk, then a big, old fir residing in Ames, Iowa, would tell a magnificent story about six Girl Scouts who meet in its branches and last year hatched a splendid idea.

Today, the team of six who call themselves "...

June 17, 2011

Congratulations to X PRIZE Foundation Trustee, Elon Musk for being the second recipient of the Heinlein Prize. This prize was...

June 17, 2011

Yesterday, Super Chef attended the FIRST LEGO League’s Global Innovation Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. The X Prize Foundation awarded $20,000 to a team of Girl Scouts (called the “Flying Monkeys”) from Iowa to help pay the costs of patenting...

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, Overstock.com, 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...

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