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2011-06-02 10:30:00

PAEONIAN SPRINGS, Va., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new opportunity has emerged for the technically inclined, especially students who may be graduating college and wondering, "what's next?" Starlight Technology Transfer, Inc. (Starlight) has announced a $50,000 cash prize for a submission of the most promising new high-tech business idea. The company is interested in proposals from any number of disciplines, including robotics, artificial intelligence, green technology, secure and robust...

2010-09-07 15:00:09

NASA's pioneering use of prize competitions and innovation challenges is a dramatic departure from government's  traditional "business as usual." The agency's innovation and technology challenges include prizes that encourage independent teams to race to achieve bold goals -- without any upfront government funding. NASA benefits from private sector investments many times greater than the cash value of prizes, and the agency only pays for results. "NASA prize competitions unlock the...

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2009-11-21 06:55:00

NASA's Centennial Challenges program awarded $350,000 this week to a pair of designers who developed concepts for more flexible space gloves that could make it easier for astronauts to perform tasks. The 2009 Astronaut Glove Challenge awarded a first place prize of $250,000 to Peter Homer of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and a second place prize of $100,000 to Ted Southern of Brooklyn, N.Y. The competition seeks innovative spacesuit glove design concepts to reduce the effort needed to do work...

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2009-11-08 06:25:00

A Seattle team has won a $900,000 prize in a NASA-supported competition to develop the concept of a space elevator. The winning team's robotic machine charged up nearly 3,000 feet of cable dangling from a helicopter. Powered by a ground-based laser pointed up at the machine's photo voltaic cells, which convert the light into electricity, the LaserMotive completed one of its ascents in just three minutes and 48 seconds "“ fast enough to secure the second place prize. The three-day...

2009-09-25 15:25:49

The Innovative Partnerships Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington is offering an opportunity for the public to help shape the prize challenges the agency offers to America's future citizen-inventors. For the next six weeks, ideas for new Centennial Challenge prize competitions may be proposed for NASA's consideration. Creative ideas are sought from industry, colleges, universities, private organizations and the public. The ideas will be posted on the NASA Web site to stimulate additional...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual statewide "Green Energy ... It's Energizing PA!" poster contest is nearing the entry deadline of September 19! Once again, Pennsylvania students have the opportunity to help spread the word about the importance of renewable energy by participating in the statewide poster contest -- "Green Energy ... It's Energizing PA!" -- with cash prizes provided by the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association (PWIA). The contest is open to all...

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2006-05-10 17:50:16

WASHINGTON -- Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million, and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under House-passed legislation to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel. Legislation creating the "H-Prize," modeled after the privately funded Ansari X Prize that resulted last year in the first privately developed manned rocket to reach space twice, passed the House Wednesday on a 416-6 vote. A companion bill is to be...

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2005-09-28 14:25:00

FONTANA, Calif. -- It's the ultimate robot reality show: 43 contestants battling for a spot in a government-sponsored desert race intended to speed development of unmanned military combat vehicles. The reward? A $2 million cash prize. The autonomous robotic vehicles planned to compete Wednesday in the first of a series of qualifying rounds at the California Speedway. Half will advance to the Oct. 8 starting line of the so-called Grand Challenge. The grueling, weeklong semifinals are designed...


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