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Thanks for helping!

SETI@Home News - Mon, 2016-04-25 19:03
We couldn't do any of this without you. Our search relies on the generosity of those who donate their computing resources and electricity, their coding skills, and also financial help to make what we do possible. Any and every contribution counts, and we appreciate all of you. While we are not funded by big government grants, we are fortunate to be based at one of the world's leading public universities, where one of our most precious resources is the bright young minds who will be the scientists and engineers leading the search in the years to come.

So we invite you, if you feel motivated to do so, to help us with the resources to set up an undergraduate lab with new software-defined radio tools to help train our undergrads in the tools of the trade. To get an idea of how engaged these students are, check out our interview with Kyle at https://youtu.be/PIJ6TkM46wE. And if you'd like to support our work, please visit https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/1704. But whether or not you choose to contribute financially, we are so grateful for all of you that have chosen to be a part of SETI@home as we attempt together to answer humanity's biggest question. Thanks!
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Article about distribution of Breakthrough data.

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-04-15 00:01
Inverse.com has published an article about our distribution of Breakthrough Listen data.
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Breakthrough Listen data now flowing.

SETI@Home News - Tue, 2016-04-12 18:04
Happy Yuri's Night #55, the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic first space flight on April 12, 1961.

In celebration, we're starting distribution of Breakthrough Listen data from the Green Bank Telescope today. No intervention is necessary on your part. The main difference you will see is a change in your screen saver graphics, if you have them running. We'll still be distributing Arecibo data as well, so that won't change.

The Breakthrough Initiative is also distributing raw data in multiple formats, so you can write your own analysis code if you'd like.

You can read about it in this press release.
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SETI@home 8 released for Raspberry Pi.

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-04-08 22:36
It should also work on other ARM linux machines that use the gnueabihf ABI.
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Crowdfunding to support our undergrads

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-04-08 01:50
We're raising money to support our undergrads to build hardware to search for ET. We'd love for you to help at https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/1704. Perks at the higher levels include a roundtable with BSRC Director Dr. Andrew Siemion, tours of our UC Berkeley labs, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Green Bank Telescope. Or you can just bask in the warm fuzzy glow of helping out our undergrads. Every donation counts!
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Main web server crash / migration.

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-02-19 21:54
Our main web server machine became inoperative this morning. We have migrated web service to another machine.
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Andrew Siemion talk at the SETI Institute

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2016-02-18 18:11
BSRC Director Andrew Siemion will talk about Breakthrough Listen, SETI@home, follow-up of Tabby's Star, and other SETI programs at BSRC, Tuesday February 23 at noon, in Mountain View, CA. The talk is hosted by our friends at the SETI Institute​, and takes place at Microsoft Silicon Valley. To attend, please register for free tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-breakthrough-initiative-listen-and-megastructures-at-kic-8463-tickets-19539745906?ref=ebtn

For those of you unable to attend in person, SETI Institute talks are typically recorded and posted on YouTube about a week after the event.
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Educational materials on life in the Universe

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2016-02-10 19:53
Berkeley SETI Research Center's Dr. Steve Croft, in collaboration with colleagues at UC Museum of Paleontology and the Space Sciences Laboratory's "Multiverse" education group have put together an educational site focusing on the conditions needed for life to arise in the Universe. Although aimed primarily at high school teachers and their students, this material may be of interest to broader audiences. In the "Research Profiles" section of the site you can also find an interview with BSRC's Dr. Eric Korpela, Director of SETI@home.

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/astrobio_01_intro
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New video: BSRC intern Kevin Luong

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-01-22 20:51
Kevin Luong joined Berkeley SETI Research Center as an intern in summer 2015. Kevin worked with David Anderson to revise the NTPCKR system to run on cloud computing servers. There are still a few kinks to sort out, but if it works, this should let us run our data base through NTPCKR in a few weeks instead of more than a year. Kevin transferred to UCLA in the fall, but is continuing to work with SETI to explore cloud computing for other projects.

We'll be launching an expanded undergraduate internship program soon. Details will be announced later this year.

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/gR91rObbfqs
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SETI@home Version 8 for Android and GPU to be released January, 21st

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2016-01-21 01:57
I know everyone has been waiting. It's finally time.

We need some Mac users with ATI Radeon HD4000 series card to help the beta test before we can release that version. So if you've got an HD4XXX GPU, please join the beta.
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