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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 then 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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Andrew Siemion at TEDxBerkeley

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2016-01-07 00:19
BSRC Director Andrew Siemion is one of the featured speakers at TEDxBerkeley on Saturday, February 6. Details and tickets at http://tedxberkeley.org/portfolio-item/4162
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SETI@home Version 8 has been released.

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-01-01 17:59
SETI@home version 8 has been released. This version finally gives us the ability to process data from multiple sources, including the Green Bank Telescope. That means we'll be ready for data from Breakthrough Listen when it's available.

We're releasing the versions for CPUs first. We'll release versions for graphics processing units (GPUs) and Android devices as they come available. We're releasing slowly so as not to overtax our download server. This update will happen automatically, unless you use a special version you got from another web site.

We've also made small changed to our science code to improve the Gaussian fitting routines. This means version 8 results are not compatible with version 7. So if you use a version of SETI@home you got from another site, or if you compile your own version, you'll need to get or build a version 8 application. I'm sure link will be made available in the Number Crunching forum.

A shout out to the volunteer developers (especially Urs, Jason and Raistmer) and all the beta testers for helping out.

Happy New Year!
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UC Berkeley Big Give

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2015-11-19 21:00
The University of California's big 24 hour fundraising extravaganza started Wednesday, November 18th at 9 pm and ends on Thursday, November 19th at 9 pm. If you'd like to make a donation to help SETI@home access our new data sources you can do so here.
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UC Berkeley Big Give

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2015-11-19 21:00
The University of California's big 24 hour fundraising extravaganza started Wednesday, November 18th at 9 pm and ends on Thursday, November 19th at 9 pm. If you'd like to make a donation to help SETI@home access our new data sources you can do so here.
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More on that weird Kepler star

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2015-11-19 18:03
If KIC 8462852 really is harboring an advanced alien civilization, ought we to have seen something in existing radio surveys? Michael Garrett, director of ASTRON in the Netherlands, investigates:
http://mikegarrett.blogspot.nl/2015/10/another-hint-that-kepler-system.html
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More on that weird Kepler star

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2015-11-19 18:03
If KIC 8462852 really is harboring an advanced alien civilization, ought we to have seen something in existing radio surveys? Michael Garrett, director of ASTRON in the Netherlands, investigates:
http://mikegarrett.blogspot.nl/2015/10/another-hint-that-kepler-system.html
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Meet Berkeley SETI Research Center's newest researcher

SETI@Home News - Tue, 2015-11-03 22:04
Zuhra Abdurashidova started working at BSRC in June, and will be helping to get the Breakthrough Listen initiative running. You can see our interview with her at https://youtu.be/0GgDfJ7OMiA
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Meet Berkeley SETI Research Center's newest researcher

SETI@Home News - Tue, 2015-11-03 22:04
Zuhra Abdurashidova started working at BSRC in June, and will be helping to get the Breakthrough Listen initiative running. You can see our interview with her at https://youtu.be/0GgDfJ7OMiA
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Did SETI@home ever find aliens?

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2015-10-30 16:13
While still working our way through a lot of data, this article asks the question: Did SETI@home ever find aliens?
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Did SETI@home ever find aliens?

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2015-10-30 16:13
While still working our way through a lot of data, this article asks the question: Did SETI@home ever find aliens?
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