2020/02/23

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"Seti searches are surely worthwhile, despite the heavy odds against success, because the stakes are so high." -- Professor Martin Rees
SETI@HOME

SETI

9 Strange, Scientific Excuses for Why Humans Haven't Found Aliens Yet | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/63208-alien-life-excuses.html ..

Could Alien Life Travel on Interstellar Asteroids and Comets like 'Oumuamua? | Discover Magazine https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/could-alien-life-travel-on-interstellar-asteroids-and-comets-like-oumuamua ..

If we find alien life, can we avoid harming it? | Astronomy.com https://astronomy.com/news/2019/09/if-we-find-alien-life-can-we-avoid-harming-it ..

Will recent advances in AI result in a paradigm shift in Astrobiology and SETI? | International Journal of Astrobiology | Cambridge Core https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/will-recent-advances-in-ai-result-in-a-paradigm-shift-in-astrobiology-and-seti/044673CC288498FC3E17C993D296F285 ..

Nine axes of merit for technosignature searches | International Journal of Astrobiology | Cambridge Core https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/nine-axes-of-merit-for-technosignature-searches/2F3C599B95AB00A0DF414F1389089D58 ..

"Alien Beacons" -- Radio Astronomers Target C-Band Signal from Artificial Interstellar Technology | The Daily Galaxy https://dailygalaxy.com/2020/02/alien-beacons-radio-astronomers-target-c-band-signal-from-artificial-interstellar-technology/ ..

Looking For Aliens Who Might Be Looking For Us - Astrobiology http://astrobiology.com/2020/02/looking-for-aliens-who-might-be-looking-for-us.html ..

SETI search of interstellar Comet Borisov finds no sign of alien 'technosignatures' | Space https://www.space.com/interstellar-comet-borisov-seti-technosignatures-search.html ..

Scientists eye the Martian underground in search for alien life | Space https://www.space.com/alien-life-hunt-mars-underground.html ..

Quantum SETI - Scientific American Blog Network https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded/quantum-seti/  Vast data sets and machine learning could link SETI to quantum computing

How Deep is the Deepest Hole in the World? - Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-deep-is-the-deepest-hole-in-the-world/ ...

Asteroids@home... Because an asteroid will eventually come around here to check how our space programs are doing. http://asteroidsathome.net

BOINC

BOINC on Android https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=82842&postid=2026334#2026334 .. Both the CPU and Android OS must be either 32 or 64 bits

Pangalactic BOINC Workshop 2020  Forum for BOINC Workshop 2020 participants and information. Event page: https://www.rechenkraft.net/wiki/BOINC_Workshop_2020 ..

CITIZEN SCIENCE

COURSES

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

— EXOPLANETS

Bad Astronomy | First light for the exoplanet hunter mission CHEOPS goes tetrahedral https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-light-for-the-exoplanet-hunter-mission-cheops-goes-tetrahedral ..

SPACE

How better propulsion systems can improve space exploration https://phys.org/news/2020-02-propulsion-space-exploration.html ..

Engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid https://phys.org/news/2020-02-decision-mission-deflect-incoming-asteroid.html ..

Bad Astronomy | Astronomers find a star dive-bombing our galaxy’s supermassive black hole https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/astronomers-find-a-star-dive-bombing-our-galaxys-supermassive-black-hole ..

What should we do if a 'planet-killer' asteroid takes aim at Earth? | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/how-to-stop-asteroid-from-hitting-earth.html ..

Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites--or Turn Them into Weapons - Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hackers-could-shut-down-satellites-or-turn-them-into-weapons/ ..

Flaremageddon: How Satellite Mega-Constellations Could Create A New Natural Disaster https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/02/19/flaremageddon-how-satellite-mega-constellations-could-create-a-new-natural-disaster/#7cd258e249cf ..

What Really Kept American Women From Going To Space For So Long? https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/02/18/what-really-kept-american-women-from-going-to-space-for-so-long/#44a270235e8a ..

InSight to try to push mole into Martian surface - SpaceNews.com https://spacenews.com/insight-to-try-to-push-mole-into-martian-surface/ — Engineers plan to use the robotic arm on its InSight Mars lander to push a heat flow probe into the surface, acknowledging that they have “few alternatives” if that effort fails.

How the Celebrated "Pale Blue Dot" Image Came to Be - Scientific American Blog Network https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-the-celebrated-pale-blue-dot-image-came-to-be/ ..

SCIENCE

What if AI becomes smarter than we are? | MonSFFA http://www.monsffa.ca/?p=9816 ..

Big Picture Science: Climate Changed - Feb 17, 2020 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpb-JAXZ2Z4&list=PLHycHI5gi3giEgPKzZRm37_cQT7xdoiZU&index=2&t=0s ..

How long can the new coronavirus last on surfaces? | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/how-long-coronavirus-last-surfaces.html ..

How Deep is the Deepest Hole in the World? - Scientific American https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-deep-is-the-deepest-hole-in-the-world/ ...

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants https://phys.org/news/2020-02-newly-bacteria-climate-soil-pollutants.html ...

—  COMPUTING —

The FBI Wants You To Stop Using Passwords And Do This Instead https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/02/22/the-fbi-wants-you-to-stop-using-passwords-and-do-this-instead/#75a7bdb8512b ..

HUMOR

— OTHER NEWS —

List of selfie-related injuries and deaths - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths ..

Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash https://phys.org/news/2020-02-skeptic-world-dies-california-rocket.html ..

British 'X-Files' of UFO sightings is going public | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/uk-ufo-reports-soon-released.html ..


7 Things Most Often Mistaken for UFOs | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/32849-7-ways-to-generate-a-great-space-hoax.html ..

MUSIC

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2020/02/16

SSLOI 2020.02.16

SSLOI 2020.02.16

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"Seti searches are surely worthwhile, despite the heavy odds against success, because the stakes are so high." -- Professor Martin Rees

— SETI@HOME

The server issues caused by a bloated database have apparently been fixed, but an update to a new 16 TB hd should insure a "definitive" cure.

—  SETI

Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life | Science | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/15/astronomers-to-sweep-entire-sky-for-signs-of-extraterrestrial-life ..

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search - BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51223704 "The head of one of the US's national observatories says the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe needs to be taken more seriously. Dr Anthony Beasley told the BBC that there should be greater government support for a field that has been shunned by government research funders for decades. His backing for the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (Seti) marks a sea change in attitudes to a field regarded until recently as fringe science. Dr Beasley made his comments at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Seattle."

Breakthrough Listen scans Milky Way Galaxy for beacons of civilization | Berkeley News https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/02/14/breakthrough-listen-scans-milky-way-galaxy-for-beacons-of-civilization/ ..

Asteroids@home... Because an asteroid will eventually come around here to check how our space programs are doing. http://asteroidsathome.net

BOINC

Rechenkraft.net is proud to be organizing the 2020 BOINC Workshop which is hosted by the Physics Department (AG Astronomie) of the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany. This annual workshop is designed for researchers, scientists, academics, developers and volunteers with any level of interest in the BOINC open source volunteer computing platform. All are welcome! Dates: 7th-10th of September, 2020  https://www.rechenkraft.net/wiki/BOINC_Workshop_2020

NEW PROJECT:: BlackHoles@Home http://astro.phys.wvu.edu/bhathome/blackholesathome_homepage-en_US.html ..

BOINC Network Podcast on Discord https://discordapp.com/channels/605398931479724074/628659434142564352 https://boinc.network/  Invite link: https://discord.gg/wPRafUq ..  https://www.boinc.network/ https://twitter.com/BOINCNetwork  ..


CITIZEN SCIENCE

AstroQuest is an online non-BOINC citizen science project where participants inspect and edit images that will help Australian astronomers understand how galaxies grow and evolve. https://astroquest.net.au/about/ ..  It is perfect for those times when your favorite BOINC projects are down :) See the article "Volunteers needed to help unlock the secrets of the Universe" | University of Western Australia http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2019032211292/volunteers-wanted-help-unlock-secrets-universe ... [In a nutshell] The science behind AstroQuest on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/324133654 and a Tutorial https://vimeo.com/324135477 ..  NOTE: Also led by the ICRAR was the now completed SkyNet POGS project http://pogs.theskynet.org/index.html ..


SPACE

3 years later, what has been learned about 'Oumuamua, our first interstellar visitor ? https://astronomy.com/magazine/2020/02/our-first-interstellar-visitor ..

Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/11/world/repeating-fast-radio-burst-pattern-scn-trnd/index.html ..

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound  (and take a look at the playlist) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c&list=PLD46FA19058EA0F50&index=1 ..

NASA brings Voyager 2 fully back online, 11.5 billion miles from Earth https://www.inverse.com/science/nasa-brings-voyager-2-fully-back-online-11.5-billion-miles-from-earth ..

NASA reveals the 2 things you need to qualify for a trip to the Moon https://www.inverse.com/science/nasa-reveals-2-things-you-need-to-qualify-for-trip-to-moon ..This may be the most exciting job listing of all time. NASA is looking for the next Neil Armstrong.

In 2021, NASA's flying telescope SOFIA might lose its wings https://www.inverse.com/science/2021-nasa-flying-telescope-sofia-might-lose-its-wings ..


SCIENCE

The global fight against coronavirus - BBC Future https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200210-coronavirus-finding-a-cure-to-fight-the-symptoms ..

CERN highlights from 2019 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=fWvrqF8p5Hg&feature=emb_title ...

HUMOR

Corey S. Powell on Twitter: "I guess "Smallish asteroid with well-known orbit will pass not-particularly close to Earth this weekend, with zero chance of impact" is not an exciting headline. But it's the right one. https://t.co/zpBnSWcfnk https://t.co/37outjtLxI" / Twitter https://twitter.com/coreyspowell/status/1228444943150198789 ..


MUSIC


Uncharted Worlds by Mark Petrie Composer  https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/uncharted-worlds ..

Quantum by Mark Petrie Composer | https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/quantum-audiomachine ..

Resurgence by Mark Petrie Composer | https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/resurgence ..

Approaching the Summit by Mark Petrie Composer https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/approaching-the-summit . ..

Open Future by Mark Petrie Composer https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/open-future ..

Reaching Horizon by Mark Petrie Composer https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/reaching-horizon ..

Battersea by Mark Petrie Composer  https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/oro ..

Solaris Rising - as heard in Westworld Season 2 by Mark Petrie Composer https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/solaris-rising ..

Cahokia by Mark Petrie Composer  https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/cahokia ..

New Dawn by Mark Petrie Composer https://soundcloud.com/mark-22/new-dawn ..

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2020/02/06

SSLOI 2020/02/11

SSLOI and RSS Feeds

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SETI@home


Android Tip: The SETI@home app (through BOINC https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.berkeley.boinc&hl=en)  will work with your Android device if both your CPU and Android OS are matched in bitness, so 32bit/32bit and 64bit/64bit, but not if you're mismatched with a 64bit CPU and 32bit Android. Use tools such as AnTuTu Benchmark to verify this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antutu.ABenchMark&hl=en ...

Lunatics Installer v0.46 released for 64-bit Windows https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85144&postid=2030148#2030148 ...

SETI@home Uses Citizen Scientists to Search for Aliens | By Jenny McGrath, February 1, 2020 https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/setihome-citizen-scientists-extraterrestrial-intelligence/ “Over the last 20 years, we’ve gotten billions and billions of potential signals,” said Korpela. “I think at last count, it was close to 20 billion potential signals in our database.” He and the team are working on software to analyze all that information. In some upcoming papers, the team will list the most promising areas of the sky. The software injects signals that the SETI@home team believes mimics what an E.T. would send. Thus far, it hasn’t found anything that resembles this artificial extraterrestrial intelligence. If anything looks interesting, Korpela hopes others might take a look. China’s new FAST Radio Telescope is one of the world’s most powerful. “Maybe if you point a bigger telescope at it, maybe it is interesting,” Korpela said of some of the potential spots. “So that sort of thing might raise the interest of more people, I think.”

If you're running Windows 10  you can now update your Nvidia Graphic cards to Studio driver 442.19 to  resolve an issue with certain types of work units in Seti@home. https://www.facebook.com/groups/317689381579505/permalink/3270948126253601/ ...

SETI


Searching for ET with X-ray Lenses | Might an extraterrestrial civilization build giant lenses to grab our attention, magnifying the X-ray light from neutron stars? If they do, Brian Lacki's new paper suggests we might be able to see them http://seti.berkeley.edu:8000/lens-flare/ ... See also "10 Ways SETI Might Detect Alien Civilizations And What They Might Be Like" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmmy-YlGpfc ...

AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials https://phys.org/news/2020-01-ai-human-eye-extraterrestrials.html ...

Could Invisible Aliens Really Exist Among Us?  " I don't believe that we have been visited by a life form with the technology to travel across the vast distances of space. But we do have evidence for life-forming, carbon-based molecules having arrived on Earth on meteorites, so the evidence certainly doesn't rule out the same possibility for more unfamiliar life forms." | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/could-invisible-aliens-exist-here-astrobiology.html ...

Interstellar Influenza? Space Viruses Could Reveal Alien Life | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/61515-astrovirology-viruses-at-large.html ...

Meet SETI@home chief scientist Dan Werthimer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twYZzQxeV0 ...

Cosmic Queries – ALIENS! with Jake Roper - StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-aliens-with-jake-roper/ ...  https://soundcloud.com/startalk/cosmic-queries-aliens-with-1 ...

To find alien life, we should focus on white dwarf stars | Space https://www.space.com/search-alien-life-white-dwarf-stars.html ..


CITIZEN SCIENCE and DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING


An astrophysicist honors citizen scientists in the age of big data | Science News https://www.sciencenews.org/article/astrophysicist-honors-citizen-scientists-age-big-data ..


Searching for Disks - In addition to planets, there are many other interesting and unexplained systems to be found within the TESS data.  https://blog.planethunters.org/2020/02/05/searching-for-disks/ ...

IRC


United IRC Networks - powered by IRC4Fun - Internet Relay Chat https://irc4fun.net/uin/  ...UIN (United IRC Networks) is an IRC network interlinker.  It allows multiple like-minded (seperate) IRC networks (which may be utilizing different IRC server software than others) to maintain a link together and share channels and users if/as desired.  United IRC Networks is powered by PyLink.

EXOPLANETS


Planet-Hunting Satellite Cheops Captures Its First Image | Digital Trends https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/esa-cheops-first-image/ ...

Bad Astronomy | First light for the exoplanet hunter mission CHEOPS goes tetrahedral https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-light-for-the-exoplanet-hunter-mission-cheops-goes-tetrahedral ...

SCIENCE


Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-microorganism/deep-sea-microbe-sheds-light-on-primordial-evolutionary-milestone-idUSKBN1ZE2RT ... A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan’s coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the watershed evolutionary events for life on Earth: the transition from the simple cells that first colonized the planet to complex cellular life - fungi, plants and animals including people.


No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-vision/no-eyes-no-problem-marine-creature-expands-boundaries-of-vision-idUSKBN1Z11J3 ... “If our conclusions about the chromatophores are correct, this is a beautiful example of innovation in evolution,” said Lauren Sumner-Rooney, a research fellow at Oxford University Museum of Natural History  ...


What if AI becomes smarter than we are? | MonSFFA http://www.monsffa.ca/?p=9816 ..

Of Sails and Supernovae https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/02/04/of-sails-and-supernovae/ ..

ESOblog - Celebrating women at ESO — part I | ESO https://www.eso.org/public/blog/celebrating-women-at-eso-I/ ..

How to track the coronavirus: Dashboard delivers real-time view of the deadly virus | ZDNet
https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-track-the-coronavirus-dashboard-delivers-real-time-view-of-the-deadly-virus/
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 ..

 - Related: Interstellar Influenza? Space Viruses Could Reveal Alien Life | Live Science https://www.livescience.com/61515-astrovirology-viruses-at-large.html ...

An Interplanetary Internet Using Planetary Atmospheres - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9S21HqfNR0 ...

2 defunct satellites orbiting Earth at risk of colliding | MonSFFA http://www.monsffa.ca/?p=9799 ..

Hairy situation: Scientists explain how stress-related graying occurs - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-hair/hairy-situation-scientists-explain-how-stress-related-graying-occurs-idUSKBN1ZL2UB ... “Melanocyte stem cells are also lost during aging,” Hsu said. “An interesting hypothesis could be that stress is an accelerated aging process. But we don’t know if that is true yet. We sickoes* are interested in torturing many other animals to find out the link.” (* not in the original text)

Meet the Physicist Predicting When Online Hate Will Turn to Real-World Violence | Discover Magazine http://archive.is/EC1ln ..


SPACE


The Downlink: Mars 2020 Ready to Ship, Christina Koch Sets New Record | The Planetary Society https://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/the-downlink-mars-2020-christina-koch.html ..

OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakh cosmodrome in global internet push - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-oneweb-launch/oneweb-launches-34-satellites-from-kazakh-cosmodrome-in-global-internet-push-idUSKBN20113P ...

 SpaceX plan to put 42,000 satellites in orbit could face a big legal roadblock  | Digital Trends https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/possible-legal-case-astronomy-satellite-constellation/ ...

Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-meteorite/oldest-stuff-on-earth-found-inside-meteorite-that-hit-australia-idUSKBN1ZC2CF ...The oldest of 40 tiny dust grains trapped inside the meteorite fragments retrieved around the town of Murchison in Victoria state dated from about 7 billion years ago, about 2.5 billion years before the sun, Earth and rest of our solar system formed, the researchers said.

Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch - BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51420402 ..  Solar Orbiter Launch to Spot the Sun - Live launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X-p5C4SLVo ... (1) The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy #10 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b22HKFMIfWo ...

After another failed launch, Iranian minister says “We’re UNSTOPPABLE!” | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/after-another-failed-launch-iranian-minister-says-were-unstoppable/ ...

Details Revealed of Asteroid So Heavily Cratered It’s Been Dubbed the “Golf Ball Asteroid” https://scitechdaily.com/details-revealed-of-asteroid-so-heavily-cratered-its-been-dubbed-the-golf-ball-asteroid/ ...

This Early Warning Signal Could Successfully Predict Betelgeuse’s Supernova - When the supernova occurs, a whole slew of signals will arrive at once. But there’s one hint that could successfully warn us in advance. https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/this-early-warning-signal-could-successfully-predict-betelgeuses-supernova-1b4a71a8176 ..

New Horizons Parallax Program Targets Proxima Centauri, Wolf 359 https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/02/03/new-horizons-parallax-program-targets-proxima-centauri-wolf-359/ ..

SCIENCE-FICTION


Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown - Full Movie | Snagfilms - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg9VCf5einY ...

HUMOR


Walmart's Super Bowl 2020 commercial recruits Martians, 'Star Trek,' Lego and sci-fi icons | Space https://www.space.com/super-bowl-2020-walmart-sci-fi-commercial.html ...

When it's cold in the room : SETI https://www.reddit.com/r/SETI/comments/eeo54k/when_its_cold_in_the_room/ ...

MUSIC


For these astronauts (3:15) something interesting their way comes...
Solee - They will come for us (Original Mix) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSlq-bBd-3M ...

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