The Longitude Prize is back after 300 years
May 19, 2014 8:43 AM Subscribe
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To commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the original Longitude Prize (won by John Harrison
with the invention of a clock that could keep time at sea), UK charity Nesta
has launched a new £10million prize
to encourage inventors and scientists to find a solution to one of six problems facing the world.
The proposed challenges are:
The BBC has more background
on the challenges, and will broadcast a special episode of Horizon
on 22 May after which a public vote will be held to determine which of the six will become the winning prize challenge. The Longitude Committee will then finalise the criteria for how to win the prize, and from September you will be able to submit your idea to win it.