From lunar rovers to wet wipes: protecting artifacts on the moon

NASA's a bit concerned that the rush to the moon created by Google's Lunar X Prize could damage historic sites there.

$10 million X Prize offered for Star Trek 'tricorder'

The X PRIZE Foundation, together with Qualcomm Foundation, has announced a new $10 million prize: for anyone that can come up with a Star Trek-style medical 'tricorder'.

Amateur moon-flight teams meet to discuss plans

Competing teams of amateur spaceship-builders are meeting on the Isle of Man this week to discuss their entries for the Google Lunar X Prize competition.

Very Light Car carries off X Prize

The Edison2 team clearly put more effort into designing its fuel-efficient car than it did coming up with the name, and it's paid off: the Very Light Car No 98 has earned its designers $5 million from the X Foundation.

Million-dollar contest launched for oil clean-up ideas

A $1 million prize is on offer to anyone that can do a better job of cleaning up oil spills than BP.