Via HACKADAY: Farewell SETI@Home

It was about 21 years ago that Berkley started one of the first projects that would allow you to donate idle computing time to scientific research. In particular, your computer could help crunch data from radio telescopes looking for extraterrestrial life. Want to help? You may be too late. The project is going into hibernation […]

via HACKADAY: AI Finds More Space Chatter

Scientists don’t know exactly what fast radio bursts (FRBs) are. What they do know is that they come from a long way away. In fact, one that occurs regularly comes from a galaxy 3 billion light years away. They could form from neutron stars or they could be extraterrestrials phoning home. The other thing is […]

Breakthrough lofts the smallest satellites ever


In 2015, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner established Breakthrough Initiatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). In April of the following year, he and the organization be founded announced the creation of Breakthrough Starshot, a program to create a lightsail-driven “wafercraft” that would make the journey to the nearest star […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #913 & 914

Week of September 3, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: http://bit.ly/2bNDwPK Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: FCC proposes substantial fines for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, False Police Call 3 companies agree to plead guilty to capacitor price-fixing  Hurricane Watch net activates for […]