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July 13, 2010

LYNCHBURG, VA. -- Mechanic Bobby Mouzayck, 28, stands inside a former textile factory staring ruefully at the shell of something that looks like a cockpit that's missing the rest of the airplane. "I'm so tired of looking at this thing," says Mouzayck...

July 07, 2010

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, which was formally started at the 2008 New York auto show, is finally getting down to business. The competition was created by the X Prize Foundation, which also held a similar challenge for space travel....

June 14, 2010

ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine. About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen. While the flesh-and...

June 08, 2010

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At the Bigelow Aerospace factory here, the full-size space station mockups sitting on the warehouse floor look somewhat like puffy white watermelons. The interiors offer a hint of what spacious living in space might look like...

June 01, 2010

Will Baird has been fascinated with outer space ever since he was a little kid. Now he plans to put all that daydreaming to use by shooting a contraption into the heavens and landing it softly on the moon. What could possibly go wrong? "The intent is...

May 27, 2010

The combined brain power and mega-wealth of tech titans in attendance at the X Prize Foundation fundraiser Saturday at LucasFilm's Letterman Digital Arts Center was, simply, staggering. Read more:...

May 25, 2010

“It was two credits,” said Jonathan Lasch, “taught as a pass-fail.” But the students, he said, worked as though their academic future were at stake. Lasch is director of the Alfred E. Mann Institute and a research professor at the Viterbi School of...

May 19, 2010

X marks the spot: Aside from fostering a "radical benefit for humanity," the other great thing about the X Prize Foundation dinner Saturday at LucasFilms' Letterman Digital Arts Center was that no one batted an eye when guests texted at the table. Why...

May 17, 2010

At a gala charity event Saturday night featuring "Avatar" director James Cameron, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and a who's who of tech industry luminaries, the X Prize Foundation laid out its vision for the next five years. Already in...

May 11, 2010

Hey, kids! Do you want to build and drive your own scaled-down moon rover prototype? Take a virtual walk on the moon? Launch a virtual space shuttle? Here's your chance. Sign up to build a moonbot The X Prize Foundation is looking for kids aged 9 to...

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