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Global Learning XPRIZE gives $10M to tech teams

Two educational companies shared the $10 million top award in the Global Learning XPRIZE, a contest backed by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. Musk provided a total of $15 million in prize money for the project, which … Continue reading

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Spaceflier Anousheh Ansari named CEO of XPRIZE

In 2004, Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari helped fund the $10 million Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight. In 2006, she traveled to the International Space Station, becoming the first Muslim woman to go into orbit. Now she’s playing a leading role in … Continue reading

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Saffron nears finish line for Women’s Safety XPRIZE

Students representing the Global Innovation Exchange are nearing the finish line in a competition to create wearable sensors that can send wireless alerts in threatening situations — even if the person wearing the sensor is bound and gagged. The $1 million Naveen & … Continue reading

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$10 million Avatar XPRIZE to boost telepresence

All Nippon Airways is sponsoring a $10 million, four-year competition to spur the development of real-life avatars that could provide telepresence over a span of dozens of miles. Registration opens today for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE, with XPRIZE founder and executive chairman … Continue reading

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XPRIZE confirms no one will win moon race

The organizers for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize competition acknowledged today that the award for a commercially funded lunar landing will go unwon, despite a decade’s worth of work. But the California-based XPRIZE foundation’s top executives said they … Continue reading

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Moon ambitions get a reality check — and a boost

Who’s going to the moon? The prospects are looking dimmer for any commercial lunar landings in the short term — but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture today used a milestone in space history to spotlight its longer-term lunar … Continue reading

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‘Seat 14C’ tales imagine 20-year time warp

Imagine you’re a passenger on a jet that mysteriously time warps to the year 2037: That’s what a team of world-class science-fiction writers did for “Seat 14C,” a project created by XPRIZE and Japan’s ANA airline. Now you can imagine as well, and … Continue reading

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