Quantum: Why We Want 'Em

Big Picture Science Radio Show - Quantum: Why We Want 'Em

Today, everything from cell phones to LED lighting depends on the weird behavior described by quantum mechanics. But will this strange physics soon bring us computers millions of times faster than your laptop, or instant communication across the universe? And is the difference between life and death just a matter of quantum mechanics?
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Previously Featured

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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 15, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 26, 2018
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 08, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 12, 2018
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Carl Sagan Center Activity Report December 2017
Carl Sagan Center Activity Report for November 2017
January 19, 2018
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Laser SETI 2018
Hello and happy Trip Around the Sun 2018! We’d like to help start your year in a positive way with a very exciting announcement.
January 18, 2018

UFO believers got one thing right. Here's what they get wrong.
The government did have a secret program to investigate odd aerial phenomena, but that doesn't mean UFOs are alien spacecraft.
January 16, 2018
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 01, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
January 12, 2018

News and Announcements

  Tuesday Feb. 14, Seth Shostak and Eugene Mirman Get Real About Climate Change
On this week’s episode of StarTalk All-Stars, veteran host Seth Shostak and co-host Eugene Mirman invite guest Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, for a serious discussion about climate change.
  Feb. 15 Webinar - Characterization of Mars Analogs from Speaker Dr. Janice Bishop SETI Institute
Join us on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST for this complimentary webinar. Dr. Janice Bishop will give a live speech.
  The University of the Underground is open for application
SETI Institute's Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is now up to a new challenge. She is opening a university in the undergrounds of cities.
  The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society’s 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  What’s Causing Those Mysterious ‘Bursts’ From Deep Space?
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space
NASA & DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. Image Credit: NASA.
  Why Are Only Americans Interested in the Hunt for Extraterrestrials?
Why Only Americans Are Interested in the Hunt for Alien Life? Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s mach/space page.
  The International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, is releasing a cover of Sigur Rós’ Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása.
As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós with long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.
  Are the Salad Days for Intelligence Still to Come?
Could it be that Homo sapiens is the first intelligent species in the cosmos? Given the number of planets now known to pepper space, that seems unlikely. Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s tech/science page.
  Take Me to Your Artist
SETI Institute artists are being inspired by our search for alien life.

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