Lunar X-Prize news – 24 teams now in the competition

Google is offering a prize of $30 Million. To win, all you need to do is land a robot on the moon, explore the surface and move at least 500 meters, then send back back two packages of high definition video and photos, Mooncasts perhaps. Oh, and apparently to get the money, you have to … Read moreLunar X-Prize news – 24 teams now in the competition

Crowdsourcing – some further examples

Yesterday I blogged about Galaxy Zoo. Thats the project that needs your help to process and categorize images of Galaxies captured by robot telescopes. As I explained, the motivation is that the very best pattern recognition engine known to humanity sits between your ears. However, what is also quite fascinating is that this is just … Read moreCrowdsourcing – some further examples