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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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Latest SETI paper
SETI@home Director Eric Korpela's most recent SETI paper "Modeling Indications of Technology in Planetary Transit Light Curves - Dark-side Illumination" (in collaboration with Prof. Shauna Sallmen) has been published by the Astrophysical Journal. A preprint is available at arXiv. 27 Aug 2015, 16:08:47 UTC · Comment

Jack Hickish video profile
Jack Hickish, a visiting scholar from Cambridge University, talks about how new technologies are transforming SETI, in our latest video profile. 25 Aug 2015, 20:59:59 UTC · Comment

Dan Werthimer radio interview
Here's a one hour radio interview featuring Berkeley SETI Research Center's Dan Werthimer that aired on CBC radio last weekend. 12 Aug 2015, 18:10:46 UTC · Comment

SETI.German announces fourth Wow! event
To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Wow! signal, SETI.Germany is organizing a SETI@home crunching competition from Aug 15th to Aug 29th. Everyone is welcome! 7 Aug 2015, 21:24:41 UTC · Comment

work production off overnight
The science database is down while we make a copy for offline data analysis. This is taking a bit longer than anticipated. During this period work production is off. We hope to resume work production tomorrow morning. 7 Aug 2015, 2:18:00 UTC · Comment

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