2020/07/01

SSLOI #33

" It is unnatural in a large field to have only one shaft of wheat, andin the infinite Universe only one living world." — Metrodorus of Chios (350 BCE)

Katie Mack: 'Knowing how the universe will end is freeing' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53607943

James Lovelock: Gaia theory creator on coronavirus and turning 101 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53644147

Let's Discuss These Pentagon UFO Videos - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McVqKmUaaok


BBC News - Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens

Iter: World's largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53573294

BBC News - Nasa Mars rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life


[23 Jul 2020 22:09:45] <UINRelay> [] <@Yendred> Security issue fixed [23:19:01] <Yendred> SSL Report: setiathome.berkeley.edu (208.68.240.103) Assessed on:  Wed, 22 Jul 2020 03:10:37 UTC | Certificate name mismatch https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=setiathome.berkeley.edu

It would be safer to wait until Berkeley fixes the problem : 
SSL Report: setiathome.berkeley.edu (208.68.240.103) Assessed on:  Wed, 22 Jul 2020 03:10:37 UTC | Certificate name mismatch https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=setiathome.berkeley.edu

Posted: 22 Jul 2020, 14:33:47 UTC

Eric answers:
We're in the process of swapping web servers and the cert generation hasn't caught up yet. I expect that it will be in place in the next day or so.
So just don't go there...

11 Space Anomalies From New SETI's Exotica Catalog - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqeUoBEZivs
Read more: http://seti.berkeley.edu/exotica/
Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.11304.pdf
Catalog: Exotica_FullAppendices.pdf
http://seti.berkeley.edu/exotica/Exotica_FullAppendices.pdf



This Makes Us Feel So Damn Tiny. No Wonder It's Going to be Tough Waiting for an Intelligent Signal(s). : space
https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/htt4hi/this_makes_us_feel_so_damn_tiny_no_wonder_its/

Nasa asks alien-hunting institute to make sure extraterrestrials do not contaminate Earth | The Independent
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-seti-contract-alien-hunting-contamination-earth-missions-a9615731.html

MLC@Home is a new distributed computing project dedicated to understanding and interpreting complex machine learning models, with an emphasis on neural networks. https://www.mlcathome.org/mlcathome/



First Ever Exposed Core of a Planet And Largest Terrestrial World Found - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oFh33gw-Eo

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life | Free course on Coursera https://www.coursera.org/learn/astrobiology  ... 

The European Astronomical Society held their annual conference virtually last week, attended by nearly 2000 of the continent's professional astronomers. All plenary lectures have been made free to view on their YouTube channel, with the latest research on gravitational waves, exoplanets and more. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfpcwTCxro98CtfdE9nX4ew

How many extraterrestrial civilizations could be trying to communicate with us right now? | Astronomy.com https://astronomy.com/news/2020/06/how-many-extraterrestrial-civilizations-can-communicate-in-our-galaxy-right-now ...

2020.07.07 Here's how to view Comet NEOWISE as it races towards Earth | CTV News https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sci-tech/a-new-comet-will-be-visible-for-early-risers-as-it-races-closer-to-earth-1.5014178

Voyager: Inside the world's greatest space mission - BBC Future
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170818-voyager-inside-the-worlds-greatest-space-mission

[Skeptoid] #729: The LUCIFER Telescope Conspiracy #skeptoid https://podcastaddict.com/episode/106355417

Solee - They will come for us (Original Mix) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSlq-bBd-3M


Society for Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology (SSoCIA) | Philosophy and Religion | University of Mississippi https://egrove.olemiss.edu/ssocia/

https://www.planetary.org/blogs/your-impact-june-solstice-2020.html
The University of California at Berkeley has announced the end of SETI@home, one of the largest citizen science projects ever undertaken. This project engaged ordinary people to contribute their personal computers’ processing power to help analyze the masses of data involved in the search for extraterres- trial intelligence (SETI). Since 1999, millions of people have used the free SETI@home software to download and analyze radio telescope data to look for any sign of a signal that might be coming from the technological activities of intelligent beings light years away.

This project was made possible because of support from The Planetary Society’s members. In 1998, 2 researchers from U.C. Berkeley (computer scientist David Anderson and SETI scientist Dan Werthimer) approached The Planetary Society with the novel idea of harnessing the enormous computing power of personal com- puters, which numbered in the millions and spent much of their time idle. For more than a year, they tried to raise money for their idea, approaching numerous companies in nearby Silicon Valley but coming up empty. The idea of involving the public in scientific research was a novel one, and the Silicon Valley vision- aries found it difficult to believe that many people would lend their personal computers to a SETI search.

The Planetary Society reacted differently. SETI was in the Society’s DNA from the very beginning, and public involvement in science was at the core of our mission. SETI@home, which combines the two, seemed perfect. With the support of our members, we raised $50,000 to help launch the project and secured a matching donation from Para- mount Pictures, which was promoting its Star Trek movie franchise. SETI@home was off and running.

SETI@home went online on 17 May 1999 and was an immediate and unprecedented hit. Within a few months, more than a million people across the globe were processing work units on their personal computers, and within a year, the number was approaching 2 million. No one had expected this explosive growth, least of all Anderson and Werthimer, who had dreamed of recruiting perhaps 100,000 people. With SETI@home, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence had captured the public’s imagination.

SETI@home did something else as well, something that no one expected: it launched a radically new way of doing science. The project’s explosive success opened scientists’ eyes to the fact that the public is eager to take part in cutting-edge scientific research and is happy to donate their computers and other resources for the cause. So, where SETI@home first tread, a long line of scientific projects has followed, each engaging the public in different and creative ways. Today, the public is invited to take part in studies of climate change, cancer cells, protein folding, gravity waves, interstellar dust particles, and many, many others. Thanks to SETI@home, researchers have begun to tap into the almost-unlimited resource of public enthusiasm for science.

Although SETI@home is ending, its legacy lives on. The Planetary Society is proud to have been a part of this project, and we thank our members for helping to launch a new era of public engagement in science.
NAVY release UFO documents - Prof simon breaks down the "secrets", hiding in plain sight, contained in these de-classified documents.

Aliens From Inner Space - Seductive Soul EP [#psybient #music] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkt-L_n-Smc


Perigeum Mix [ Full Album ] by Hadron Orchestra
https://soundcloud.com/hadronorchestra/hadron-orchestra-perigeum-mix


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2020/05/25

SSLOI #32

SSLOI #32

"In expanding the field of knowledge we but increase the horizon of ignorance." - Henry Miller

BOINC

A new version of BOINC is available (7.16.7) https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php ...

Upcoming challenges : 

World Community Grid
WCG - OpenPandemics COVID19 Crunch
June 14

Rosetta@Home
US Independence Day Rosetta Crunching
June 28

World Community Grid
OpenPandemics WCG Crunching
July 12

31 May, 2020 - BOINC upload problems with LHC, Rosetta or other https:// projects (Windows) - Until a permanent fix is made available, replace the ca-bundle.crt file (1) in the main BOINC directory and uploads should now work (force uploads/updates, no reboot necessary). The old 7.4.53 BOINC version for Android might be dead in the water for a while(fix requires root access). Some projects not requiring a secure connection are still functional. Linux, MAC versions appear to be unaffected. The future 7.16.7 release  might fix this. Source :  ... https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=14006&postid=96886#96886 ...   https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13758   .. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13758 .. . (1) https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AAVyh7jontFKASg&id=B0BF9B80B38343C5%216 ... https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13758 .. 65&cid=B0BF9B80B38343C5 .. https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/3789 ..See also Fixing the Breakage from the AddTrust External CA Root Expiration https://www.agwa.name/blog/post/fixing_the_addtrust_root_expiration ... 

Download BOINC client software
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

Windows 64-bit - Vista/7/8/8.1/10
7.16.7 Recommended version    
BOINC + VirtualBox 6.0.14 (129.32 MB), BOINC (9.28 MB)
28 May 2020
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php ... 

SUNET has released a BOINC client that simplifies participation https://sunet.cc/#/  https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13789  .. SUNET - first impressions https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13792 ...

Citizen Science Discoveries: Exoplanets and Asteroids https://youtu.be/2CsdcIF5RdM  ....

SETI  

Why Look for Extraterrestrial Life? | SETI Institute https://seti.org/why-look-extraterrestrial-life ... 

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life | Coursera https://www.coursera.org/learn/astrobiology ...

How to Talk to Aliens - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xna-kdXZQHQ ///

Q&A 122: How Will We Know It's Alien Life? https://youtu.be/JrLNJ3FM_u4 ... 

My dad launched the quest to find alien intelligence. It changed astronomy. - by Nadia Drake,  19 juin 2020 13:48 


10 SETI Technosignatures We May Not Want to See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFe4ApheLM ...

Super-Earths that could be home to alien life discovered nearby, scientists say | The Independent
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/super-earth-space-alien-life-planets-gliese-887-solar-system-a9586011.html ...

How Astrobiologists search for life on other planets - Are we alone in the universe? Astrobiologist Dr. Graham Lau is searching for the answer. We talk the search for life on other planets, Shadow Biospheres here on Earth, how life started and what happens if we find intelligent life - or it finds us. https://youtu.be/8AhxtCFHEQA ...

Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star - CNN .. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/world/exoplanet-sun-earth-solar-system-kepler160-scn-trnd/index.html ..

A 'Code' in Starlight Reflected Off Distant Planets Could Reveal if They're Habitable - DAVID NIELD, 23 MAY 2020 https://www.sciencealert.com/surface-reflections-of-starlight-on-distant-planets-could-reveal-which-ones-are-habitable ..

BBC News - Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53102718 ... 

SETI Institute - Early Asteroid Impact Detection: Defending the Planet One Asteroid at a Time - 7 pm PDT, 10 pm EST, 2 am UTC, June 17th 2920  https://youtu.be/DUM6RVB0--E ...

NASA Explains Moon Return Plans in Stunning Animated Short  https://youtu.be/qMMguZLZxhk .. 

BBC News - Solar Orbiter: Europe's Sun mission makes first close pass
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53045359 ... 

BBC News - The United Arab Emirates reaches for the Red Planet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32919988 .. https://www.mbrsc.ae/ (note: site appears to have been compromised  June 9th 2020) .. @MBRSpaceCentre (Twitter) ..  

BBC News - Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52980330 .. 

BBC News - Europe's supercomputers hijacked by attackers for crypto mining

Could We Terraform Mars? https://youtu.be/FshtPsOTCP4 ... 


There Is No Coronavirus Cure But Plenty of Unproven Remedies Keep Popping Up  https://youtu.be/VbgRGJqB0hY ...

Coronavirus: Hunting for future killer viruses - BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/av/health-52786714/coronavirus-hunting-for-future-killer-viruses

BBC News - Dinosaur asteroid's trajectory was 'perfect storm'

BBC News - Coronavirus: Satellite traffic images may suggest virus hit Wuhan earlier

 Pooping for public health—coronavirus in sewage could warn of outbreaks https://arstechnica.com/?p=1679535 ...


BBC News - George Floyd: Anonymous hackers re-emerge amid US unrest

News In Photos - Confused Primitive Extraterrestrial Shrugs, Take Huge Bite Of Golden Record - 5/21/20 8:07AM https://www.theonion.com/confused-primitive-extraterrestrial-shrugs-take-huge-b-1843583025 ..

Coronavirus: The mystery of 'silent spreaders' https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52840763 ..

5 products that come from outer space - can't get to space? Why not bring space to you? https://bigthink.com/gear/space-products ..

Solee - They will come for us (Original Mix) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSlq-bBd-3M ///


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2020/04/20

SSLOI #31 | 2020.04.10 - 2020.04.2X

SSLOI  #31

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▶︎ CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

As SETI@homes hibernates, join the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus (desktops/laptops/tablets/smartphones) through
Rosetta@home (BOINC) https://boinc.bakerlab.org
Fold.it https://fold.it (game/citizen science)
Folding@home https://foldingathome.org (stand-alone/non-BOINC)
or OpenPandemics (soon via World Community Grid/BOINC) https://www.ibm.org/OpenPandemics

crowdfight covid19 - An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19 https://crowdfightcovid19.org

Join the fight against COVID-19 (High Performance Computing Consortium) https://covid19-hpc-consortium.org Adhesion requests https://www.xsede.org/covid19-hpc-consortium


▶︎ SETI@HOME

▶︎ BOINC

BOINC version 7.16.5 (Windows) released; security & stability fixes / If your version is older than 7.2 you should upgrade asap.  https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes . 
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php .. ..

Platforms On Which We BOINC : "We discuss DreamLabs, COVID19 Projects, the BOINC update, and all the platforms on which we can BOINC, from Android to Windows to iOS." https://www.boinc.network/episode/platforms-on-which-we-boinc ..


▶︎ ASTROBIOLOGY

To study the history of life on Earth and look for it beyond our planet, scientists in the field of astrobiology look for signs called “biosignatures.” NASA Goddard researcher Heather Graham discusses some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth and what scientists are searching for when they look for biosignatures in ancient rocks. By looking at what life on Earth was like millions and even billions of years ago, astrobiologists can make predictions about what signs of life could be hiding in the rest of the solar system and beyond. https://www.astrobio.net/also-in-news/63552/ ..

SIMULATING EARLY OCEAN VENTS SHOWS LIFE’S BUILDING BLOCKS FORM UNDER PRESSURE https://www.astrobio.net/also-in-news/simulating-early-ocean-vents-shows-lifes-building-blocks-form-under-pressure/ ..




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