search for extraterrestrial intelligence


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search for extraterrestrial intelligence

[¦sərch fər ‚ek·strə·tə¦res·trē·əl in′tel·ə·jəns]
(astronomy)
A systematic effort to discover evidence for the existence beyond the earth of other advanced civilizations. Abbeviated SETI.
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SETI@home is a scientific experiment utilizing desktops, laptops, and other small computers in schools, households and offices in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Scientists said the project dwarfs anything else in the field, known as the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence.
12, 1992, when NASA formally began its search for extraterrestrial intelligence, known by the acronym SETI.
We have the responsibility to Mars, I think - even if it's just Martian microbes - not to kill them by the act of detecting them," the Daily Mail quoted Cynthia Phillips of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute as saying.
NOW THAT WE'RE around the 50th anniversary of two milestones in the history of our search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)--the 1959 Nature paper by Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison that outlined the attractiveness of radio, and Frank Drake's first radio SETI experiment in 1960 (Project Ozma, see page 24)--it's a good time to reflect on where things stand with SETI.
Separate chapters are devoted to his interest in the origin of life, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and his work on the show.
An expert at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence said future advances in computer and telescope technology mean it will take that long to pick up radio signals from across the Milky Way.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) has already spent four decades checking radio waves for patterns that would betray the influence of intelligence.
Exploring the "Singularity" * The Limits of Complexity and Change * Beyond Cloning: Toward Human Printing * Visions: Tomorrow's Floating Homes: Part House, Part Boat, Part Offshore Rig * Global Trends in Crime * The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence * Future View: Updating the Ten Commandments
You can listen too at the homepage for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project (SETI) takes a constant stream of data coming from space and analyzes it for indications of intelligent life in the universe.
Those sessions are sold out, but tickets should be available to other sessions, including discussions of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project, which was the basis of the movie ``Contact''; the Mars Explorer Project; and effects specialists with Digital Domain, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and shows such as ``Xena: Warrior Princess,'' ``Hercules'' and ``Mortal Kombat.

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