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Artificial Clouds in Shipping Containers May Be the Solution to the World’s Water Crisis

The Wood-to-Energy Deployed Water system pulls water from thin air by burning biomass and can produce enough water to meet the daily needs of 100 people.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.22.18
Wikipedia

Inside the Plan to Print All of Wikipedia and Send It to the Moon

Wikipedia will be the second of three ‘libraries’ sent to outer space, but figuring out how to print the sum of human knowledge on a small disk required some serious technical innovation by the Arch Mission Foundation.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.15.18
Space

Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.17
Google

The First Privately Funded Lunar Mission Is Set to Launch in 2017

It will be Israel's first mission to the moon, too.
Brian Merchant
10.7.15
Contests

​The Next $20 Million XPrize Will Go to the Machine that Turns Carbon Into Cash

Whichever machine can suck the most carbon out of a power plant and turn it into the most valuable commodity, wins.
Brian Merchant
9.29.15
News

A Small Team of Scientists Won $1.5 Million for Making the World's Top pH Sensor

The small team took home more than $1 million in prize money at a competition promoting ocean health.
Kari Paul
7.21.15
Berlin

Smash the Hotels! Squat the Moon!

The story of the Autonomous Astronauts Association, which fought military-corporate control of space through dance parties.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.23.15
tv

Google's Moon-Landing Competition Is Getting Its Own Reality Show

The networks want to create "an 'Apollo moment' for the next generation."
Meghan Neal
4.3.14