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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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Berkeley SETI scientists using new techniques in ET search
Prof. Shelley Wright from UC San Diego, working with members of the BSRC team including Dan Werthimer, Andrew Siemion, and Geoff Marcy, successfully achieved first light last weekend on a new instrument to search for pulses of infrared light from extraterrestrial intelligence. This exciting new area of research is highly complementary to our ongoing work using radio telescopes and SETI@home. Read more at 20 Mar 2015, 18:11:05 UTC · Comment

News from Berkeley SETI Research Center
We'd like to keep you up to date with what's going on at Berkeley SETI Research Center! Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at where you can find video interviews with Berkeley SETI Research Center staff, news items about our research, and more. We'll be linking to some of these posts via SETI@home client messages too.

Our message board at will continue to post updates from the team including news items, server and database status updates, and other relevant topics, and you can participate in other forums at too.
18 Mar 2015, 17:32:49 UTC · Comment

Astropulse is generating work again
The databases are still being repaired, but we are now in a state where we can create new workunits and collect results. 13 Mar 2015, 22:44:48 UTC · Comment

More on METI
Dr. Korpela has posted slightly more detail of his thoughts on sending messages to ET. 14 Feb 2015, 6:53:40 UTC · Comment

Android Version Checking
The versions of SETI@home currently distributed can't run on Android 5+ (Lollypop). We're working on new versions.

We've limited distribution to earlier distributions. If you can't get work on Android 4, it may be necessary to update your BOINC app.
13 Feb 2015, 18:12:36 UTC · Comment

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