News FocusU.S. Science Policy

Agencies Hope to Cash In on the Allure of Competition

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Science  30 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5744, pp. 2153-2154
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5744.2153

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In the wake of the Ansari X Prize for space travel, U.S. science policymakers see prizes as a way to stretch tight budgets and uncover new talent.