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2013-10-13 23:03:04

Working in partnership with the X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab today announced a series rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps...

X Prize For Measuring Ocean Health
2013-09-10 11:15:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming alarmists and deniers alike can probably agree on at least one thing: Scientists need the most accurate data and tools to make their climate assessments. In pursuit of more accurate climate data, the X Prize Foundation has announced a $2-million competition designed to kick-start technology innovations surrounding the accurate measuring of oceanic pH. Climatologists have been warning that the world's oceans are...

2012-12-06 08:20:45

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribogenics, a producer of innovative X-ray sources, announced today that Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), has joined its Advisory Board. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on designing and launching global incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity....

2012-05-24 23:00:22

Global Competition to Develop Fail-Safe Diagnostic Tool for Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a leading New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, has joined the X PRIZE Foundation, the leader in solving the world's grand challenges through large-scale, global incentivized competitions, to create the...

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2012-05-24 19:00:57

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com NASA announced guidelines established to try and protect lunar historic sites as engineers and scientists aim their sites for the moon. The new guidelines will be taken into account by the X Prize Foundation as it judges mobility plans submitted by 26 teams trying to become the first privately-funded entity to visit the moon. NASA said it recognizes that both nations and the companies have ambitions to reach the moon, so it wanted to develop the...

2011-11-17 06:30:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Living to 100 years old is a remarkable feat in itself, but now a group of 100 centenarians has the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that could radically change medical care for generations to come. The X PRIZE Foundation and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) are searching for the Medco 100 Over 100 - a group of 100 vital centenarians (100 years or older) whose genomes could unlock the secrets of healthy aging and usher in a...

2011-10-19 08:36:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCOB: EVTN) extends its gratitude to the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Prize Foundation for developing, organizing and administering a worldwide competition for oil spill recovery. EVTN was honored to be selected as one of 10 finalists from among 350 international contenders for the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The 10 finalists included a diverse group of domestic and international...

2011-10-11 11:30:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., and NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, who personally funded the prize purse, today awarded two winning teams of the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The first place team, Elastec/American Marine, from Illinois, USA, and the second place team,...

2011-10-06 13:52:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. and NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, today announced Shell as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the X PRIZE Exploration Prize Group, which aims to foster innovation through exploration to improve life on Earth. During the three-year, nine million dollar sponsorship, the X PRIZE Foundation will...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, designed by the challenge to inspire...