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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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"Dan Werthimer: Are We Alone?" Talk Video
Did you know that at one time our best idea to contact ET was a 20 mile wide pit full of burning kerosene? SETI@home Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer gave a talk last Saturday on the history and current state of SETI. You can watch the video at 22 Apr 2015, 0:42:38 UTC · Comment

Summary of Berkeley SETI Research
Here's a research poster by BSRC director Andrew Siemion from 2013 (but still mostly up to date) summarizing our group's work, including SETI@home.

We are currently working on deep cleaning one of our databases (see, but we hope to have new work units out to your clients soon. Thanks for crunching!
11 Apr 2015, 0:14:01 UTC · Comment

Workunit shortage
Due to recent problems we are doing a deep cleaning of one of our larger databases. Update: though we are still working on the database, we were able to start workunit generation again over the weekend. 9 Apr 2015, 21:51:20 UTC · Comment

SETI@home World Visualization
Check out this new animated map showing SETI@home data transmissions during a 5 minute period within the last 24 hours (updated regularly - click on image to view):
1 Apr 2015, 22:21:05 UTC · Comment

False News Report
Over the weekend a false news report from a known source of false news reports reported that we had detected an extraterrestrial signal. Of course, if we had, known sources of real news reports would also be carrying the story.

In other words, no such luck.
31 Mar 2015, 15:17:01 UTC · Comment

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