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Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

Computer scientists no longer need have Nobel envy -- at least financially. A Google cash infusion quadrupled the size of the top computer science prize.

By November 14, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. It's the Google Lunar XPrize, and we're giving you an inside look at how the teams are preparing for lift-off.

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$5.25 million awarded to five Google Lunar XPrize teams with the right stuff

There's still $30 million up for grabs in the Google Lunar XPrize, but five teams have taken home interim prizes totaling $5.25 million to help them on their way.

By January 26, 2015

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Join us for an exclusive live chat with Google Lunar XPrize teams!

The Milestone phase of the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize is coming to a close, so we're gathering representatives from the five prize-winning teams to talk about how they plan to get to the moon by next year.

By January 23, 2015

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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Drones for Good offers a cool million to lifesaving, forest-replanting, landmine-hunting UAVs

An international competition will reward people with ideas for unmanned aerial vehicles that make the world a better place.

By January 26, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Blasting off with Moon Express at Kennedy Space Center

Moon Express is gunning for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We went down to Florida to watch a test of the team's lunar lander and to get an early look at its historic new facility.

By January 22, 2015

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The inspiring stories of women who helped shape science and tech

A dedicated site hosts women connected to the White House telling their favourite stories of trailblazing women in science and technology.

By January 11, 2015

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic's rover rakes in $750,000

As one of the commercial teams racing to get to the moon, Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic successfully tests its lunar rover prototype, getting a big, fat check in the Milestone Prize phase of the competition.

By December 24, 2014

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Superman's Action Comics No. 1 sells for record $3.2 million on eBay

Swooping in almost at the last second to win the "holy grail" issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book in the world.

By August 25, 2014