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Tags results for 'XPrize'

Moon Express to send its new MX-1 lander to the moon by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 10th Dec, 2013 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
They want to mine the surface of the moon and establish our satellite as Earth's "eighth continent."

Branson insists he will be aboard first Virgin Galactic flight

Posted in Business on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Branson says SpaceShipTwo will enter service this year, with him and his children aboard, despite unproven technology.

Can an AI give a great TED Talk?

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
We're currently living in an age of technology where artificial intelligence is being born.

Solve For Standing Ovation: Should AI Researchers Bother Building A TED-Bot?

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2014 01:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The latest XPrize is, without a doubt, the strangest XPrize so far.

The Moon’s about to get a bit more crowded with this new crowdfunding campaign

Posted in Online on 18th May, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new Indiegogo campaign, Israeli organization SpaceIL is seeking funding to get on the moon by the end of 2015.

NASA has nothing on these moon-bound robots

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Space startup Astrobotic Technology stands a golden chance of taking home the coveted Google Lunar XPrize when it begins sending robots to the moon.

Scientists want to bring the moon closer with virtual reality

Posted in Games on 23rd Nov, 2014 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
By pairing the spacefaring robot with Oculus Rift headsets here on Earth; turn your head and the robot on the moon will supposedly turn in tandem via head-tracking.

Carnegie Mellon unveils Andy lunar rover

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled unmanned rover designed to explore the rough terrain and recently discovered pits of the Moon.

Google Lunar XPrize deadline extended to 2016

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Milestone Prize winners to be announced in January.

Innovators from around the globe are going for the moon

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2015 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE have just been awarded a combined $5.25 million for meeting significant milestones.

XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2015 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon.

Audi helping to make a rover for Google's Lunar Xprize

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Audi has announced that it's teaming up with Part-Time Scientists, a German team working to put its rover on the moon.

Startups are rocketing to the front of the space race

Posted in Business on 3rd Aug, 2015 08:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Capitalizing on the falling cost of launches and the miniaturization of satellites, startups are gearing up for the new space race under the moniker of NewSpace.

Moon Express and Rocket Lab team up for 2017 lunar mission

Posted in Science on 6th Oct, 2015 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The first private contract between two companies to carry out a lunar landing as part of Moon Express's attempt win the Google Lunar Xprize.

Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team books rocket

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceIL intends to go to the lunar surface with a hopping probe in the second half of 2017, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to send it on its way.

The Heat Is On To Reach the $30 Million Lunar XPRIZE Finish Line

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Israeli team SpaceIL has already booked a ride to the moon with SpaceX, and now the American team Moon Express has reserved its own rocket. The private moon race is on.

Xprize with $7M in prizes to map the ocean floor with robots

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2015 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
"Ninety-five percent of the deep sea remains a mystery to us; We have better maps of the surface of Mars than we do of our own seafloor."

XPrize and IBM announce a $5 million AI competition

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
This time XPrize is allowing teams to define their own AI challenges.

'Moon Shot': Google teams with J.J. Abrams and XPrize for space documentary series

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
"Moonshot" has in recent years become synonymous with any big, ambitious, slightly crazy idea to change the world.

IBM and Xprize open $5M A.I. competition to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jun, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Can AI be harnessed to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges? IBM and Xprize want to find out.

Carbon capture XPrize aims to reimagine the future of CO2 and climate change

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 09:46 PM
by AlexMuller
47 entries from seven countries are set to take part in a competition aimed at finding new ways to convert carbon dioxide into products.

IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE -Using AI in new ways to solve the World's biggest problems

Posted in Software on 8th Sep, 2016 02:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

'ANA AVATAR' selected as a top-prize concept at XPRIZE Visioneers 2016 Summit

Posted in Hardware on 9th Oct, 2016 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
An extension of the avatar portrayed in the movie Avatar, involves haptics, motion capture, AR, VR, and artificial intelligence.

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A German team wants to land a pair of rovers on the lunar surface to inspect the buggy left behind in 1972 on the last crewed mission to the Moon.

Five in final stretch of Moon race

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
To stand a chance of winning the $20m top purse, however, the teams will need to leave Earth by 31 December.

Moon as unprospected eighth continent that will produce trillionaires

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2017 10:04 PM
by Alex Muller
Moon Express is one of only two teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition with a verified launch contract for its 2017 lunar mission.

Florida startup boldly sets sights on moon

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2017 04:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Moon Express is setting its sights high: ambitiously shooting to become the first private company to launch a small, unmanned craft to the moon before the year's out.

There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2017 11:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes.

Lunar XPrize extends mission deadline and adds extra milestone prizes

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
As well as an extended deadline, two new milestone prizes have been announced for the Lunar XPrize.

Google Lunar XPrize will not be claimed

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2018 10:29 PM
by Alex Muller
None of the five finalist Google Lunar XPRIZE teams will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline.

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2018 01:09 AM
by Alex Muller
'The teams will go to 4,000m depth where they will have 24 hours to map at least 250 sq km at 5m, or higher, horizontal resolution'.

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

Posted in Business on 14th Mar, 2018 07:02 AM
by Alex Muller
There will be two milestone prizes in 2020 and 2021 worth $1 million each, and one grand prize worth $8 million.

Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE Is One Step Closer To Ending Global Illiteracy

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2018 01:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk provided $15 million to the Global Learning XPRIZE.

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