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2012-11-16 09:28:51

SETI Institute Gift Will Enhance Telescope to Search for Life on Other Planets SETI Institute announces today it has received a donation of $3.5 million from Franklin Antonio, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Qualcomm. The money will be used to more than double the sensitivity of the Allen Telescope Array by replacing a portion of the antenna feed, which receives signals from the cosmos to search for life in the universe. In honor of the donation, the upgrade will be called the...

SETI To Receive Funds From Uwingu
2012-08-30 15:00:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uwingu announced it would be funding the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array through donations it has received so far. Uwingu is an organization previously reported about here on redOrbit that aims to help fund space exploration, research, and education efforts around the world. The organization has determined that its first priority is to donate half of its "bonus" funds above its $75,000 business launch target to the Allen...

Head Of Alien Hunting Organization Stepping Down From The Throne
2012-05-22 13:09:32

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been heading up the SETI Institute for 35 years, will be giving up the reigns of the alien hunting organization to a colleague. Tarter will be succeeded by SETI Institute Physicist Gerry Harp as Director of the Center for SETI Research. Tarter says she will be focusing her time on fundraising for the work as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI within the scientific organization. “For many years working at the SETI...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Among the most profound enterprises in human history is the search for our beginnings and our place among the stars. To that end, The SETI Institute is partnering with NASA to extend an invitation to that seemingly most unscientific of creatures: the artist. Tenerife, Canary Islands (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Among the most profound enterprises in human history is the search for our beginnings and our place among the stars. To that end, The SETI Institute is partnering with NASA to extend...

2010-04-19 14:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SETI Institute, an interdisciplinary scientific organization that explores the nature of life throughout the universe, announced that starting today it will make large quantities of astronomical radio telescope data accessible to astronomers and other scientists as part of an effort to build a global community of searchers for evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence. Today's announcement represents the latest milestone in SETI Institute's...

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2010-01-27 06:15:00

The question of whether there is life on other planets has kept scientists searching for years, but it now appears that the answer has come in variant life forms, likely miniscule microbes, found right here on Earth, according to award-winning Arizona State University physicist Paul Davies. Variant life forms could be hanging around "right under our noses "” or even in our noses," Davies told the Associated Press. "How do we know all life on earth descended from a single origin?" he...

2009-12-21 15:38:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef and standard-bearer in the fight against obesity and other diet related issues, has been announced as the recipient of the 2010 TED Prize, an award granting recipients $100,000 and something much bigger - an opportunity to realize a wish to change the world. The host of 12 television series seen in 130 countries and bestselling author of 10 cookbooks translated into 29 languages, Oliver is also transforming the way we feed...

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2005-11-17 07:25:00

More than half the stars in our galaxy are small, dim M dwarfs. Until recently, scientists believed these stars put out too little light to support life on any planets that orbited them. But at a recent workshop held at the SETI Institute, a multidisciplinary group of researchers concluded not only that M dwarfs might host habitable planets, but that they might also be good targets in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Astrobiology Magazine -- Scientists have been searching...


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