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2008-12-17 08:45:00

A Google backed initiative to land a privately operated spacecraft on the moon and transmit back to Earth, announced two international teams that will be competing for a $30 million prize. There are 16 total teams that plan to take part in the Google Lunar X PRIZE.  The teams must land a vehicle on the Moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit a "Mooncast" back to Earth. Google announced a new Europe based team called "Eurolina". Palle Haastrup will lead the team; he is a founding member and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.