Sometimes it takes a big prize to solve big tech problems

Apr 22, 2019
Could a $10 million prize be a catalyst for environmental innovation?
Water in the St. Lucie River is covered by a blue-green algae bloom, plaguing the river as it accumulates at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on July 5, 2016.

Physicist Alan Guth wins major $3 million science award

Aug 1, 2012
The Fundamental Physics Prize is brand new and recognizes "transformative advances in the field." One of the winners, Alan Guth, talks about the big win.

Gameshow dreamers: Come on down!

May 18, 2012
Tess Vigeland takes us behind the scenes at CBS's "The Price Is Right" to see how contestants are chosen.
Host Drew Carey speaks during a segment of 'The Price Is Right' in Los Angeles.
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Finalists picked for major economics prize

Apr 3, 2012
The experts have so far had a hard time figuring out what to do if a country like Greece decides to leave the euro, so one British businessman set up a contest in search of ideas.