News tagged with contest

Britain launches $17 million science prize

Britain is offering 10 million pounds (almost $17 million) to whoever can solve one of humanity's biggest scientific challenges—once the public has decided what it is.

May 19, 2014
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Russian whizzes win global collegiate IT contest

Three Russian computer whizzes were crowned the world's top collegiate programmers Thursday, when they clobbered 111 other teams from across the globe to win the 36th annual "Battle of Brains" in Warsaw.

May 17, 2012
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Actor Alan Alda sponsors 'fiery' science contest

American actor Alan Alda remembers the disappointment of being 11 and asking a teacher about the flame at the end of a candle, only to be brushed off with the answer: "It's oxidation."

Mar 06, 2012
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Sun CEO's pay package cut by a third in '09

(AP) -- The value of Sun Microsystems Inc. CEO Jonathan Schwartz's latest pay package dropped 37 percent from last year as the company lost more than $2 billion and was in such dire financial shape that it ...

Oct 29, 2009
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It Takes a Solar Village

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rain didn't ruin the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. University teams successfully operated 20 net-zero, grid-connected solar power homes for a week on the National Mall. Some used ...

Oct 19, 2009
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