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What does loss of net neutrality mean for volunteer computing?
Dr. Korpela has posted a new blog entry on Net Neutrality and why its loss might be bad for distributed computing. It includes instructions on how to comment to the the FCC about the issue. 10 Jul 2014, 1:05:21 UTC · Comment

Smithsonian Video
Recently Dan Werthimer was at the Smithsonian giving a talk about SETI. Video of this presentation is now available online. 3 Jul 2014, 16:33:27 UTC · Comment

Dan Werthimer at the U.S. House of Representatives
Our own Dan Werthimer went before the U.S. House of Representatives to present the current status of SETI research. Here is the full text of his testimony. Video is available at this location. 22 May 2014, 17:41:13 UTC · Comment

"Science in the City" Video
A new short video about our project (made by the Exploratorium in San Francisco) is now available. You can view it at the Exploratorium website or on YouTube. 14 Apr 2014, 17:48:57 UTC · Comment

Friday March 21 SETI talks to be webcast live.
The SETI talks by Jill Tarter, Eric Korpela, Shauna Sallmen, and Ian Morrison at the "Search for Life Beyond the Solar System" conference will be broadcast live on Friday, March 21. The scheduled time for the talks is:

1:30PM PDT (2030 UTC) - Jill Tarter
2:00PM PDT (2100 UTC) - Eric Korpela
2:20PM PDT (2120 UTC) - Shauna Sallmen
2:40PM PDT (2140 UTC) - Ian Morrison

To connect go to If you have difficulty with that link, try Once you are there, select enter as guest, and enter a name, then click "Enter Room". Participants may get the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.
20 Mar 2014, 21:48:26 UTC · Comment

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