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Message 709003 - Posted: 6 Feb 2008, 23:42:07 UTC
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This is a new thread dedicated to links of recent news reports or magazine articles about SETI and SETI@home to act as a repository where people can find them, at least until their web sites drop them.

When posting a link, please include the name of the source (organization and author if applicable) and the title of the article in a format similar to these.

Jan 2, 2008 - Ned Potter, ABC News Blogs, Anyone Out There?

Jan 8, 2008 - Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News, Alien-Searching Telescope Gets Power Boost

Jan 4, 2008 - Diann Daniel, CIO.com, SETI@home: Why the Search for E.T. Needs Your Computer
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Message 709048 - Posted: 7 Feb 2008, 0:43:31 UTC - in response to Message 709003.

This is a new thread dedicated to links of recent news reports or magazine articles about SETI and SETI@home to act as a repository where people can find them, at least until their web sites drop them.

When posting a link, please include the name of the source (organization and author if applicable) and the title of the article in a format similar to these.

Jan 2, 2008 - Ned Potter, ABC News Blogs, Anyone Out There?

Jan 8, 2008 - Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News, Alien-Searching Telescope Gets Power Boost

Jan 4, 2008 - Diann Daniel, CIO.com, SETI@home: Why the Search for E.T. Needs Your Computer


Thank You Dr. Korpela . . .


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Message 709752 - Posted: 8 Feb 2008, 16:39:40 UTC


> Friday February 08 2008 - Good Morning America - ABC News 'Are We Alone in Outer Space?' . . . Dr. Dan Wertheimer's Interview Regarding SETI Project

Friday's special edition of Good Morning America may look like something out of The Twilight Zone. "GMA Defies Gravity" is a "firsthand look at life in space

as well as the possibility of life on other planets and the realities of living in zero gravity", according to ABC.



< another News Item: February 3rd 2008 - 'SETI Battle of the Bandwidth: Beatles Outsignaled by Bob Marley' - Author: Leonard David


“I am sympathetic to the idea that active SETI might be a worthy endeavor. The problems are (1) who will pay for it, given that even passive SETI

— which could succeed virtually immediately — doesn’t ever seem to be over-abundant with funds, and (2) what is the strategy?

Just pinging random star systems would take a very long time with the kind of equipment we can muster,

and then there’s always the matter of monitoring for replies that would be at least decades away,” Shostak told me.




more regarding . . .: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

< 17th December 2003 - 'Sun and UC Berkeley are about to BOINC' - by Ashlee Vance - The Register

< BOINC! - by Michelangelo D'Agostino - Berkeley Science Review

< ABC News - PHOTOS: NEW GALAXY SPOTTED



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Message 713838 - Posted: 16 Feb 2008, 20:43:48 UTC


. . . SETI in the NEWS (Older CLASSIC Articles)

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Message 715805 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 16:59:15 UTC


Planetary News: SETI (2004) . . .



. . . Pulses, Triplets, and Gaussians: Rescoring SETI@home's Reobservations


While completing the analysis of last year’s reobservations sessions, SETI@home

is also planning for the future. The candidates targeted in that first round

of reobservations came from the first three years of SETI@home
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The rest of the data is now being prepared for another round of reobservations.

It may be that the true signal is right there, waiting to be discovered.


~ by Amir Alexander ~




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Message 718434 - Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 20:18:41 UTC
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. . . rememberin' the ol' days of Classic SETI

'Mysterious signals from light years away' - 19:00 01 September 2004 - Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition


eXcerpted:

“Perhaps there is an object on the ground near the telescope emitting at about this frequency,” Korpela says. This could be confirmed by using a different telescope to listen for SHGb02+14a.

Possible fraud
There is also the possibility of fraud by someone hacking the SETI@home software to make it return evidence for an extraterrestrial transmission. However, SHGb02+14a was seen on two different occasions by different SETI@home users, and those calculations were confirmed by others.

Then the signal was seen a third time by the SETI@home researchers. The unusual characteristics of the signal also make it unlikely that someone is playing a prank, Korpela says. “As I can’t think of any way to make a signal like this, I can’t think of any way to fake it.”

David Anderson, director of SETI@home, remains sceptical but curious about the signal. ”It’s unlikely to be real but we will definitely be re-observing it.” Bell Burnell agrees that it is worth persisting with. “If they can see it four, five or six times it really begins to get exciting,” she says.

It is already exciting for IT engineers Oliver Voelker of Logpoint in Nuremberg, Germany and Nate Collins of Farin and Associates in Madison, Wisconsin, who found the signal.

Collins wonders how his bosses will react to company computers finding aliens. “I might have to explain a little further about just how much I was using [the computers],” he says


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Message 718448 - Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 21:10:39 UTC

30 October 2003 Independent opinion by Seth Shostak
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Message 721139 - Posted: 3 Mar 2008, 1:42:37 UTC

New York Times: "Please Call Earth. We Still Haven’t Found You."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/weekinreview/02overbye.html
Article about the origins and prospects of SETI, including an interview with Frank Drake.

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Message 721387 - Posted: 3 Mar 2008, 11:59:07 UTC - in response to Message 721139.

New York Times: "Please Call Earth. We Still Haven’t Found You."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/weekinreview/02overbye.html
Article about the origins and prospects of SETI, including an interview with Frank Drake.

Well, in Italy there is no cable TV and it is full of powerful TV antennas. But what they transmit is not exactly what would make me proud of being Italian. So maybe ETs are getting a wrong idea of humans!
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Message 723830 - Posted: 9 Mar 2008, 18:22:17 UTC





"The next generation SETI@home is 500 times more powerful then anything anyone

has done before," said project chief scientist Dan Werthimer. "That means we

are 500 times more likely to find ET than with the original SETI@home."


SETI@home looking for more volunteers . . .

By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | 02 January 2008





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Message 724497 - Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 4:50:09 UTC
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Here's are some recent ones

March 4th 08:Auther-???:Source- Newsletter.co.uk-Belfast, IRL: Idle computers are kept busy scanning the skies

March 4th 08:Auther-Matt Ransford:Source- PopSci.com: SETI's Other Coup

March 2nd 08:Auther-GEOFFREY BEW:Source- gulf-daily-news.com: Bahrain ET debate grips stargazers...


You can find more here; Google news:Search words- seti@home


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Message 724974 - Posted: 12 Mar 2008, 10:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 724497.
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This is a popular website, article would have got good traffic.

Jan 3rd 08:Auther-Nancy Atkinson:Source- Universe Today: SETI@home Needs You!

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Message 727124 - Posted: 16 Mar 2008, 21:33:35 UTC



by Dr. Seth Shostak - Senior Astronomer - SETI Institute

May 27, 2005 - Should We Communicate with Extraterrestrials?



There are several reasons why we haven’t mounted a massive transmitting project.

Part of it is money. All SETI experiments in the United States are funded with private donations,

and there’s barely enough to undertake a state-of-the-art listening effort.


. . . Since any transmitting scheme would take many years to pay off

(perhaps a millennium or more if the nearest extraterrestrials are many hundreds of light-years away)



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Message 732877 - Posted: 31 Mar 2008, 15:07:51 UTC


. . . a blast from the Past regarding

BOINC-based SETI@home Launched! . . .


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. . . Other Projects Lining Up to Join BOINC Family

By Amir Alexander
1 July 2004

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On Tuesday, June 22, 2004, with little fanfare, the new BOINC-based version of SETI@home was released to the general public. As those of you who have been following our Updates know, BOINC stands for the “Berkeley Online Infrastructure for Network Computing.” Its purpose is to spread the credo of distributed computing beyond SETI@home, by making it easy for researchers in all fields to launch their own projects, and tap into the enormous computing capacity of personal computers around the world.

Finally, Astropulse BOINC is not really an independent project, but an extension of SETI@home itself. Run by David Anderson’s and Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer’s group in Berkeley, Astropulse will process the data from the SETI@home sky survey in search of electromagnetic pulses that signify the “dying gasps” of black holes. According to Lebofsky, Astropulse will open to the public participation later this summer.

With two programs already online, and half a dozen others waiting in the wings, BOINC is off to a fast start. Once it resolves its initial growing pains, which are an inevitable part of any innovative ambitious project, BOINC has the potential of transforming the way scientists in all fields conduct complex calculations. SETI@home may not yet have found intelligent aliens in outer space, but it is already transforming the scientific landscape here on Earth.





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Message 733537 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 12:24:46 UTC

To add to the list:

Looking for signs of ET astroengineering:

The Search for Astroengineers

Dan Werthimer gets a mention also.

Keep searchin',
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Message 747607 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 20:34:25 UTC
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In the May 2008 issue of Astronomy Magazine - Could changing channels tune into alien civilizations? A vast antenna farm in the Australian Outback may pick up the equivalent of talk radio and TV from other solar systems. Talks about the Murchison Wide-Field Array (MWA) as well as the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) in Europe. Also touches on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) slated for construction in either Australia or southern Africa.
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Message 859137 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 1:20:31 UTC

01-05-2009 The Korea Times

Korea to Search for Life in Space
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Message 881555 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 4:37:45 UTC

Possible new idea.

I know that SETI already has a project in the works to search for light beams from laser sources.

What if an ET civilization was able to use their own Star, or A Star, for communication purposes?

Perhaps a sort of giant transparent lcd satellite that orbited at just the right distance to maximize broadcast area and regularity. Or perhaps a polarized gas cloud that reacts to an electric charge. Or perhaps a device installed into a Star that allows the user to darken the light purposefully to communicate in a form of binary as we do with fiber optics and electronics.

I think this would be a much easier, simpler and affordable way to have interstellar communication.

What would we do if we knew that extinction was imminant?
Besides do everything we could to survive we would probably want to leave proof of our existence.
Turning your home Star into a memorial would probably be the best way to achieve a long term legacy.

I think we should be looking at the Stars themselves to see if they are speaking to us. They could be dimly blinking a code to us right now like a smoke signal or a flashing light. Also, we should be designing a device that could communicate in this fashion. Perhaps 4 satellites that are orbiting in formation holding a membrane that darkens and lightens with an electric charge.
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Message 881569 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 6:00:22 UTC - in response to Message 859137.

01-05-2009 The Korea Times

Korea to Search for Life in Space


I know this is a bit of a necro, but the article had this interesting quote at the end:

"Currently, the world’s most ambitious SETI project is SETI@home, by the University of California, Berkeley, which relies on five million volunteers using their computers to scan data received from the Aercibo telescope and seven other giant telescopes around the world."

Seven other giant telescopes? That's news to me. :)
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Message 889935 - Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 19:00:25 UTC
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Ireland's largest news & media technology website is SiliconRepublic.com, good article about the SETI@home 10th anniversary.

30th April 2009 - By Marie Boran; A decade in the hunt for Alien life; http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/12858/randd/a-decade-of-helping-in-the-hunt-for-alien-life

30th April 2009 - By Marie Boran; The also duplicated the article on their international website GadgetRepublic.com;
http://www.gadgetrepublic.com/news/item/584/digital-life/a-decade-of-helping-in-the-hunt-for-alien-life/

I submitted the articles to the editor. The writer was Marie Boran of SiliconRepublic.com

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