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2011-04-27 05:55:00

The SETI Institute has put its $50 million Allen Telescope Array (ATA) into hibernation because the organization is unable to attract the $5m investment it needs to fund operation of the vast radio dishes that search the universe for extraterrestrial life. In an email sent last Friday to ATA private donors, SETI Institute CEO Tom Pierson described the recent decision by University of California at Berkeley, which oversees daily operations at the ATA, to suspend operations of the Hat Creek...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.