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New Projects Look To Ramp Up The Search For Intelligent ETs
2014-05-22 12:11:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has been a long yet relatively quiet one. First discussed in 1896 when famed inventor Nikola Tesla claimed that his wireless electrical transmission system could potentially be used to contact beings on Mars, scientists have continually developed increasingly sophisticated instruments over the years to reach out to intelligent life in the cosmos. While we know today that there...

Alien Planets And The Search For Intelligent Life
2013-02-08 13:36:28

[ Watch the Podcast: The Search For Alien Life With Guest Dr. Eric Mamajek (Part 3): Your Universe Today Podcast ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of astronomers have determined through NASA Kepler mission data that less than one in a million stars in the Milky Way galaxy could have intelligent life. The University of California, Berkeley team used the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to look for intelligent radio signals from planets around 86 of...

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2009-05-20 06:50:00

The world's largest and longest-running volunteer computing project, SETI@home, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with 140,000 participants and 235,000 computers powering the search for intelligent signals from space. No extraterrestrials have been found yet. But the project will hold a day-long symposium at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory on May 21 to celebrate the birthday and discuss the future of a project that still excites the public and has...

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2008-01-05 10:18:03

SETI@home looking for more volunteers BERKELEY "“ The longest-running search for radio signals from alien civilizations is getting a burst of new data from an upgraded Arecibo telescope, which means the SETI@home project needs more desktop computers to help crunch the data. Since SETI@home launched eight years ago, the project based at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory has signed up more than 5 million interested volunteers and boasts the largest...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.