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  IMPACT 2012: Job Creation Through Innovation

Dreaming the possible dream

  Peter Diamandis, founder of the X PRIZE Foundation and co-author of “Abundance: Why the Future is Better Than You Think,” talks about the key to prosperity in the 21st century, and the importance of innovation and forward thinking to make the impossible possible.

How technology can raise the basic standard of living

  The X Prize Foundation's Peter Diamandis joins Morning Joe to discuss "Abundance," a book he co-authored with Steven Kotler which discusses how technology can raise the basic standard of living for everyone on the planet.

X Prize and Shell Launch New Exploration Challenges

NEW YORK — A competition to build an underwater robot is just one of the initiatives that might be funded under a new partnership between the X Prize Foundation and the Shell Oil Co. Full story

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The Rocket City Space Pioneers are working on a concept to develop a lunar lander and rover for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize competition. The X Prize race to the moon is just one of the space ventures promising a rich payoff for rocketeers.

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The ZAP Alias, shown here, got close but didn't make the final cut for the X-Prize competition to spur the development of clean, high-mileage vehicles.

X Prize cars
X Prize cars

Automotive X Prize contenders take a spin on the track at the Michigan International Speedway on Monday.

X Prize entrants
X Prize entrants

Contenders for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize get set to take to the track during the finals at the Michigan International Speedway. Counterclockwise from top are two of the Edison2 Very Light Cars, Li-On Motors' Wave II, the Aptera 2e and the TW4XP alternative vehicle.