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Going to the Moon is officially hip again, thanks in no small part to Google, which is offering $US20 million to the first private company that can land on our nearest neighbour, roll around a bit, and beam images back to Earth. The latest contender for that sweet sweet X-Prize money is Japan, which has just obtained a launch vehicle for the shiny metal cheese grater rover it plans to send to the Moon late next year.

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The $US10 million Automotive X-Prize was billed as a "Revolution Through Competition", which backers said would promote real-world-capable "safe, affordable and desirable" 42km/L vehicles. The reality is it's a complete farce.

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The X Prize Foundation, which spurs scientific and technological innovation with the greatest of incentives - a big pile of money - hopes we'll have a significantly improved method for cleaning oil by this time next year. The carrot: a cool million.

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The X Prize Foundation is looking for a new challenge for their next Energy and Environment prize, and they want Gizmodo readers to vote on it. The X Prize is an educational nonprofit prize institute dedicated to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, like when Burt Rutan built and flew the world's first private spaceship to win the $US10 million Ansari X Prize. To propose the challenge for the next big crazy green idea, they have selected the best three from 133 videos:

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Google and X PRIZE are teaming up to offer $US30 million in cash rewards to companies and organisations that can land a robotic rover on the Moon and do a bunch of mission objectives. Their first prize is $US25M, second prize is $US5M, there's an extra $US5M in bonus stuff to the losers.