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Lincancabur Volcano Chile
2014-07-09 04:00:46

Researchers have measured the highest levels of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth's surface in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator that are far above those normally considered to be harmful to both terrestrial and aquatic life.

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

Dan Werthimer, who heads Berkeley’s new SETI Research Center, summarized the current efforts to seek out extraterrestrial intelligent life at a hearing held May 21 at the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

UK Launches SETI Network
2013-07-06 04:47:37

To promote academic research in the UK relating to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), a new network has been launched. Academics from 11 institutions across the UK are being brought together by the UK SETI Research Network (UKSRN), whose Patron is the Royal Astronomer, Professor Martin Rees.

NASA Returns Zoe Robot To Chile's Atacama Desert To Hunt For Subsurface Life
2013-06-12 09:02:45

Zoe, an autonomous and solar-powered robot, was the first to map microbial life in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2005. This month, Zoe is headed back into the world’s driest desert equipped with a one-meter drill to search for subsurface life.

SETI Scientist Will Lead NASA Next-Gen Successor To Kepler Mission
2013-04-21 05:19:51

A SETI Institute scientist has been chosen to lead the design, development and operations of the data processing center for NASA’s next-generation successor to the Kepler Mission, the Mountain View, California-based organization announced on Friday.

AAA Educators Fly on NASA's SOFIA Airborne Observatory
2013-02-15 08:35:24

The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) educators returned safely to Earth, landing in Palmdale, Calif. early in the morning Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, after completing their initial flight on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA.

2012-11-16 09:28:51

SETI Institute announces today it has received a donation of $3.5 million from Franklin Antonio, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Qualcomm.

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

Uwingu announced it would be funding the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array through donations it has received so far.


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