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Made of Mars
Oct 15, 2018
A Future Made of Mars

Made of Mars will begin by learning to build with volcanic basalt. Basalt is the most common material on Mars and is widespread throughout Earth and much of the solar system...

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Oct 09, 2018
Intergalactic light beams might be just the ticket for making contact with space aliens

The "Trillion Planet Survey" aims to search the sky for signs of light — and life.

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Oct 03, 2018
Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Flight Weeks Begin on NASA’s SOFIA

The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program launched into their 2018 season with overnight research flights on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft on September 12-13 and 13-14.

Frontier Development Lab
FDL is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator and public/private partnership between NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.
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Drake Equation
The Drake Equation was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. Although there is no unique solution to this equation, it is a generally accepted tool used by the scientific community to examine these factors.

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Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science is the weekly radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute. Hosted by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Astronomer, and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science explores modern science and technology through smart and humorous storytelling.
Sep 21, 2018
Why solar observatory's mysterious closure sparked talk of aliens

Mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico solar observatory have been hot news. Had astronomers found a lethal solar flare, or even signs of alien life?

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Artists in Residence
Sep 19, 2018
SETI Artists in Residence Director Charles Lindsay Update from China

AIR Program Director Charles Lindsay is in China as part of  the “Future of Today / Future Folding” show

Press Release
Sep 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence Helps Find New Fast Radio Bursts

Machine learning algorithms applied to data from the Green Bank Telescope find new pulses from the mysterious repeating source FRB 121102. 

Jul 30, 2018
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