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Girl Scout Team Patents Prosthetic Hand Device, Helping a Toddler Write For the First Time
Proving that the FIRST program is much more than games of robotic awesomeness, a team of Girl Scouts in Iowa...
Five Contests That Recognize The Science Achievements of the Everyman
There’s a long tradition of offering big cash prizes to entice talented and creative individuals to solve problems that have...
Video: Champion Mousebot Solves Huge Maze in Five Seconds
The micromouse competition is an international event wherein a teeny automated robotic mouse has to survey and then navigate a...
LaserMotive is First Ever Prize Winner in Space Elevator Games
The team's robot stands to win $900,000 from NASA for climbing a ribbon nearly a kilometer long
20 Teams Build High-Tech Houses in “Solar Village” Competition
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes
Netflix Awards $1 Million Prize For Improved Recommendations Engine
A team of former rivals has officially won the competition to improve Netflix movie recommendations. The collaborative known as BellKor’s...
Conrad Innovation Awards Announces Winners
High-schoolers' inventions lead the way to outer space; Popular Science was there
Triathlons: Brutal to the Body
Study shows that triathlons are twice as deadly as marathons
Robotic Adventures at the FIRST Competition
Popular Science attends New York's high-school robot showdown and sees celebrities, breakdowns, and mechanical lunacy
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