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Book Review- “Signals from the Void” A Collection of Short Storys to Support SETI

Buy Signals from the Void! and donate $1 to SETI all in one go. The official description of the e-book- “In the farthest reaches of the universe, in places our eyes have yet to behold, lurks the unknown. We search for life that we have dubbed ‘alien’ in hopes of making contact and bettering our [...]

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New Search for Alien Life on 86 Planets Starts

A massive search for alien life on 86 exoplanets has just started. The search will use a large radio telescope in West Virginia to listen for signs of life. These 86 planets have been picked from a list of 1235 planets which have been identified by NASA’s Kepler space telescope. 24 hours of data will [...]

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Robots and Their Potential Uses in Warfare

I recently read an article that talked about robots in Afghanistan being used to disarm IEDs and it got me thinking. What would a world be like where robots did all the fighting? When I think of robots fighting it nearly always conjures up an image of Arnie as Terminator, a robot sent back in [...]

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Why the Discovery of Aliens Will Not Be Covered up by a Government

The government (of any country) will not cover up the discovery of aliens by SETI. Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak are absolutely certain of this. This is mainly because 13 years ago a signal was received which we now know was a false alarm but showed that the procedure on receiving an alien signal would not [...]

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An Earthlike Planet Is Coming Soon …

One day in the future perhaps not 10 years from now we will be able to look up into the night sky at particular stars and know that they have Earth like planets orbiting them. SETI is going to scan the stars with exoplanets for intelligent life in 2011 and you never know do you? [...]

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Would Finding an Alien Civilisation Prove or Deny the Existence of God?

Does God exist? That is a question that has been pondered over for 1000s of years since humanity could first think about his existence. Religions claim to know the answer and scientists take an objective view that is always changing as evidence appears. Most religions have to look at their beliefs differently or disregard science [...]

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Where Should We Look for Alien Artefacts?

There is a problem with our approach at the moment when looking for alien civilisations. SETI looks for signals that are sent by the electromagnetic spectrum and their are a lot of frequencies to search. If you pair this with the size of the universe you can see how SETI is really looking for a [...]

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How to Talk to Aliens

Lots of signals have gone into space such as TV, radar and radio. The signals have been betraying our presence for 60 years and have passed over about 6000 star systems and are reaching new systems every day. This would seem to be enough, even though we haven’t received anything back yet, but what if [...]

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A Debate on the Existence of Intelligent Life

The great debate is held at Berkley university and this one is on SETI, it’s worth a listen. SETI debate

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Best Of The Week Podcast- SETI and the Universe

Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). A great lecture with slides from the Royal Society. Join the [...]

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Best of the Week Podcast- A Man, A Planet and Loads of Controversy

ENCORE While the Kepler spacecraft hunts for habitable planets beyond the solar system, we’ve let one of our own planets slip away! Find out why Pluto’s demotion to dwarf status created a public uproar as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reads us his hate mail. From third-graders! Also, how we might find Earth-like planets… the possibility [...]

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Best Of The Week Podcast- The History Of The Search For Extraterrestrial Life (SETI)

The story and history of SETI the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The ups and downs of the alien search with Frank Drake and a few critics. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/history seti.mp3[/podcast]

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Best Of The Week Podcast- Will Large Engineering Jobs Ever Occur?

The search for astro-engineering by SETI and others. Will these massive engineering projects seen in modern Si-Fi one day become a reality? [podcast]http://www.Weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Astro engineering.mp3[/podcast] Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Kepler, Finding New Planets & Adopting A Star.

On my voyage across the Internet I bumped into something that I had been thinking about for a long time. Name a star was high up on my list of things that I must do but never got round to because I just really didn’t want to get conned. Well, I took the leap and [...]

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Best of the Web- The Earth in 1000 Years

Where will all the rubbish go? Space stations? Will aliens notice us if they come to visit and we are extinct? Sending a message to ET. A discussion on the problems and the benefits of living in the universe 1000 years in the future. Podcast (Part 2) Join the forum discussion on this post – [...]

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21 Reasons We Have Not Talked To Or Found Alien Civilizations

Look up and you will see lots of dots of light. No, it’s not a load of cars screaming towards the Earth because they missed the stop sign at Mars.  It’s stars. There are said to be about 140 billion stars that look like the sun in the Milky Way. There are a lot more stars [...]

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Not Faster Than Light But Fast Light, Is It Possible?

Light is one of those things that you take for granted just switching on a switch or, if you are a caveman, lighting a fire. It appears almost instantaneously as that switch clicks or fire bursts into life. But, you know what I’m going to say don’t you, it’s not that simple. It takes time [...]

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Where Are All The Civilisations?

What is going on? Where are they all? Are they here? Too many questions and literally too little time. It just seems so really boring that we can be the only ones in this universe. Time is definitely a massive problem when looking for somebody alien to chat to. Does it matter that there are [...]

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Using A Laser To Communicate With Aliens

A communication strategy that aliens might use instead of radio signals is to send brief and intense bursts of laser light across the galaxy – sort of like a signal lamp between two ships. Some space telescopes would be ideally suited to pluck out such a signal from the sky background. Why laser beams instead of radio transmitters? [...]

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ET leftovers

We have been trying to communicate with ET Or other civilisations for a long human time but when you compare that to the universe’s clock it’s not even one millionth of a second. Time is the big problem when looking for other civilisations and being human we really don’t have time on our side at [...]

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