Volume 92 Issue 29 | pp. 23-25
Issue Date: July 21, 2014

The Power Of Prizes

The federal government is using more competitions in an attempt to spur innovation
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: prizes, science funding, innovation, research

Last month, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) released a treasure trove of climate data: global land surface images, vegetation conditions, climate observations, and climate projections.

Rather than wait for scientists to dig in, though, the agency issued a challenge to the public to come up with ways to use the data. The Open NASA Earth Exchange challenge will award up to $60,000 in prizes for the best ideas, then follow . . .

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