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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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"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

Astropulse database is back.
Astropulse work is flowing once again. Thanks to Matt and Jeff for performing the necessary brain transplant. 6 Mar 2014, 19:25:10 UTC · Comment

Astropulse Offline
The server hosting the Astropulse database crashed. The database is okay, and we have a replacement machine, but it may be 1-2 weeks before Astropulse is back on line. We are still serving regular (multibeam) workunits in the meantime. 26 Feb 2014, 20:22:02 UTC · Comment

SETI@home now supports Intel GPUs
We've released SETI@home 7.03 for Intel GPUs that support OpenCL 1.2. If you have an Intel GPU and want to use it to speed up SETI@home make sure that "Use Intel GPU" is set to "yes" in your Project Preferences.

Thanks again to the crew at for porting and testing this app.
29 Jan 2014, 19:18:22 UTC · Comment

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