2014 Longitude Prize announced – please vote for the topic

2014 Longitude Prize announced - please vote for the topic UPDATE: The winning entry has been chosen: antibiotics. Sometimes major discoveries need a nudge. 300 years ago the ships of the royal navy had mastered latitude (North-South) navigation using sun, moon and sextants. Going East-West was the problem, especially after America was discovered. Failed longitude navigation has cost a lot of lives. To accelerate the discovery of a solution the government tendered the Longitude Prize in 1714. It led to…

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