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Google Lunar XPRIZE Selects Teams To Compete For Milestone Prizes
2014-02-22 05:19:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Five international teams were selected today as finalists for the Milestone Prizes by the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), carrying a total purse of $6 million USD in awards. The finalist selections were made after reviewing 33 total submissions, which the nine member independent panel of judges selected 11 submissions from five teams: Astrobotic (Pennsylvania, USA), Moon Express (California, USA), Hakuto (Tokyo, Japan), Part-Time-Scientists...

XPRIZE Foundation Reveals Competitions Geared Toward Ocean Health
2013-10-23 14:48:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for spurring innovations in the commercial space industry, the XPRIZE Foundation has announced that it will launch a new series of competitions for innovations in ocean conservation technology. “As a result of human activity, the ocean is overfished, polluted, and exploited; a problem because it supports all life on Earth,” the Foundation said in a statement. “As governments around the world steadily reduce research and...

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...

2013-06-19 04:20:17

SYDNEY, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High value contests on Freelancer.com continue to achieve out of this world results for businesses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120709/NY36516LOGO) Planetary Resources, a company dedicated to space exploration and resource discovery, has taken the first step towards making space accessible to everyone. Planetary Resources has turned to both crowdfunding* and crowdsourcing**, in partnership with Freelancer.com, to involve global...

Scanadu Scout Is A Real Medical Tricorder
2013-05-22 10:54:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s another invention pulled from science fiction. The Scanadu Scout is a real-life Tricorder, a device from the Star Trek universe meant to measure vital signs by simply placing it on your forehead or temple. As with most other technological advancements these days, this data is then captured on a smartphone within ten short seconds. Scanadu first showed off their Scout last year as a part of an X-prize competition meant...

2013-03-22 12:21:04

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CAMCAD Technologies, Inc., an award-winning provider of innovative manufacturing solutions, has announced their partnership with Earthrise Space Inc. (ESI), the parent organization of the Omega Envoy team competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL82062LOGO) SURFCAM, Inc., a global leader in CAD/CAM software, has granted a full license of SURFCAM 5-axis CAM programming software to ESI. As...

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....

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2012-07-23 21:46:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life Technologies Corporation announced it plans to compete for the $10 million X PRIZE by being the first to rapidly and accurately sequence 100 whole human genomes at $1,000 a pop. The healthy competition will help jump start the world's first clinical standard that will transform genome sequencing into usable medical information to improve diagnostics and treatments. The team competing will use the company's new bench top Ion...

Pow! Straight To The Moon!
2012-06-25 13:20:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com At this year´s SETIcon II, space experts with varying degrees of expertise and goals gathered together to discuss a far-out plan: Traveling to the moon. Alex Hall, Senior Director of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, (GLXP) a private competition to drive commercial exploration of space, started an early morning panel discussing Google´s foray into space exploration. She said her organization will be one of the first to sell tickets to land...