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Crowdsourcing the search for aliens

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posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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Crowdsourcing the search for aliens





Jill Tarter: SETI@Home came on the scene a decade ago, and it was brilliant and revolutionary. It put distributed computing on the map with such a sexy application. But in the end, it's been service computing. You could execute the SETI searches that were made available to you, but you couldn't make them any better or change them.

We'd like to take the next step and invite all of the smart people in the world who don't work for Berkeley or for the SETI Institute to use the new Allen Telescope. To look for signals that nobody's been able to look for before because we haven't had our own telescope; because we haven't had the computing power.


radar.oreilly.com...

Though some of you might want to check it out.




posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:32 AM
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That was a good read, thanks for sharing the link. It looks like we're getting better at searching for intelligent alien life.

The idea that we will be "data starved" in another ten to twenty years sounds pretty crazy to me though, I'm hopeful that they'll be able to secure more funding and build another telescope array somewhere so we can keep the large amount of data to supplement the increase in computer power and analysis of said data.



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