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X Prize crowdsources three contests tackling ocean health

As oceans become overfished, polluted, and warmer, the X Prize foundation is looking to the public to come up with ideas for three new challenges to pose to the world's top innovators.

By October 22, 2013

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Latest X Prize aims to measure acid in oceans

The $2 million challenge tasks competitors with accurately measuring ocean acidification, a step toward improving the health of our seas and inspiring new market-based uses of the oceans.

By September 9, 2013

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How the White House is aiming the X Prize model at big problems

Former X Prizer Cristin Dorgelo is now the White House assistant director of grand challenges. She spoke to CNET about changing government with incentive prizes.

By June 12, 2012

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Progressive Automotive X Prize winner earmarked for production

The two-wheeled E-Tracer 7009, developed by Peraves for Swiss team X-Tracer, will soon be headed into production under the name MonoTracer MTE-150.

By March 6, 2012

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MindSumo: The X Prize of hiring

New challenge-based recruiting site will help you find smart kids to solve your vexing problems.

By February 10, 2012

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A 'Star Trek' inspired X Prize for revolutionizing health care

Called the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, the bounty will be won by the first team that creates a mobile platform capable of most accurately diagnosing a group of 15 diseases across 30 patients in three days.

By January 10, 2012

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Venter introduces X Prize to sequence centenarians' DNA

Craig Venter helps launch the Archon Genomics X Prize, which will award $10 million to the first team to sequence the genomes of 100 centenarians to a level of accuracy never before achieved and at relatively low cost.

By October 26, 2011

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Astrobotic, CMU build lunar lander in X Prize bid

As part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, a Carnegie Mellon University team plans to send a robot to investigate the Apollo 11 landing site.

By June 15, 2011

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Google Lunar X Prize contest sets official roster

The competition aims to award the winning team $20 million for sending a robot to the moon and having it travel 500 meters while transmitting data back to Earth.

By February 17, 2011

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X-Prize winner E-Tracer powered by AC Propulsion electric-drive system

X-Tracer, who competed with the E-Tracer 7002 in the X-Prize, will receive $2.5 million. The E-Tracer is powered by an AC Propulsion electric drive system.

By September 16, 2010