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Op-Ed: We Need An X Prize For Nearly Everything

In a piece in Wired magazine, Steven Johnson argues that incentivized competitions such as that for the X Prize are the key to spurring innovation in just about every field. Johnson, author of Future Perfect, talks about where the X Prize model could be applied.
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The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
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Lawmakers are awaiting the results of a Government Accountability Office on low morale across federal agencies. But can Congress help fix a problem they played a large part in creating?

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