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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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Audi is sending a Quattro rover to the moon for the Google Lunar XPrize

The German car company and team Part Time Scientists partner up to send a four-wheel-drive rover to the moon, where it'll compete for $30 million in prize money.

By June 25, 2015

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Football, soccer and...Super Smash Bros? E-sports becoming a big business

Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.

By June 16, 2015

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SpaceX fires up design contest for Hyperloop passenger pods

The space transport company of billionaire Elon Musk is finally throwing itself into the development of the futuristic tech for terrestrial travel.

By June 15, 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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$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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Waiting for the Apple Watch: A less than luxury experience

The Apple Watch rollout hasn't been the smoothest experience, with buyers facing long shipping delays and confusion about how to actually buy the device, which was released Friday.

By April 24, 2015

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Young Minecraft players invited to design the perfect park

The State Government of Adelaide, Australia, has asked young Minecraft players to design their perfect park in-game.

By April 22, 2015

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Science students compete for Intel purse

Forty of the brightest high school students from around the country are competing in the ultimate science fair, with projects that have the potential to save lives. The winner of the Intel Science Talent Search will be announced Tuesday, March 10, with a million dollars in awards up for grabs. Previous winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. CNET's Kara Tsuboi talked to two finalists who hope their projects can help people who are sick.

By March 6, 2015