Bleeping Computer: SETI@home Search for Alien Life Project Shuts Down After 21 Years

Bleeping Computer: SETI@home Search for Alien Life Project Shuts Down After 21 Years. “SETI@home has announced that they will no longer be distributing new work to clients starting on March 31st as they have enough data and want to focus on completing their back-end analysis of the data. SETI@home is a distributed computing project where volunteers contribute their CPU resources to analyze radio data from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). “

Phys .org: AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials

Phys .org: AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials. “An artificial neural network has identified a square structure within a triangular one in a crater on the dwarf planet Ceres, with several people agreeing on this perception. The result of this intriguing visual experiment, carried out by a Spanish neuropsychologist, calls into question the application of artificial intelligence to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI).”

Forces Network: UFO Sightings Reported To RAF To Be Published Online

Forces Network: UFO Sightings Reported To RAF To Be Published Online. “Sightings of UFOs investigated by the Royal Air Force are to be published online. The RAF took the decision to wind up its UFO unit in 2009, after concluding that in more than 50 years, no received report had ever disclosed any evidence of a potential threat. The most recent reports received by the RAF will be placed online, the PA news agency can disclose, following a Freedom of Information Act request.”

The Register: After years of listening, we’ve heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here’s 1PB of signals

The Register: After years of listening, we’ve heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here’s 1PB of signals. “After years of listening to the cosmos, scientists have failed to pick up any sign of alien civilizations. So, the experts have dumped online a petabyte of signals picked up from the Breakthrough Listen project so nerds like you and me can rifle through the readings and have a crack at finding E.T.”

Space: Is Anyone Out There? New SETI Tool Keeps Track of Alien Searches

Space: Is Anyone Out There? New SETI Tool Keeps Track of Alien Searches. “Jill Tarter, a co-founder of the institute who inspired the fictional character Ellie Arroway in the Carl Sagan novel ‘Contact’ (which later became a 1997 movie), led the development of a newly announced web tool called Technosearch. This database includes all published SETI searches between 1960 and the present day.” I didn’t have a good understanding of a what a “SETI search” entailed – Sky and Telescope helped me out..

CNET: Beam a message into space for Voyager’s 40th anniversary

CNET: Beam a message into space for Voyager’s 40th anniversary. “To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Golden Record being sent into space, NASA is inviting space fans to send a short, positive message that could end up in space. After input from the Voyager team and a public vote, one of the submitted messages will be selected by NASA to ‘beam into interstellar space’ on Sept. 5 — the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch.”