2020/11/20

SSLOI #35

SETI@home & SCIENCE LINKS ON IRC

#SETI #DistributedComputing #science #news #Covid19 #humor #music  

"“Why a journey into space? Because science is now learning that the infinite reaches of our universe probably teem with as much life and adventure as Earth's own oceans and continents. Our galaxy alone is so incredibly vast that the most conservative mathematical odds still add up to millions of planets almost identical to our own — capable of life, even intelligence and strange new civilizations. Alien beings that will range from the fiercely primitive to the incredibly exotic intelligence which will far surpass Mankind. (The Hollywood Reporter, Sept. 8, 1966)” 

― Gene Roddenberry 

November 19, 2020 - Iconic Puerto Rico telescope to be dismantled amid collapse fears https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55008567 NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301674&s=03  Snapped Cable Damages Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope - Aug 13, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V3VCt24tkE&ab_channel=ScottManley   

Streamed live on Nov 4 and 5, 2020 - Day one of the Life in the Universe conference, featuring Bernard Fanaroff, Martin Rees, Pete Worden, Andrew Siemion, Sara Seager, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, and Michael Hecht is live at https://youtu.be/_cWspn8UZAs  Life in the Universe Symposium Day Two (Part One)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86rD6y8NQf0&ab_channel=BerkeleySETI  Life in the Universe Symposium - Day Two (Part Two)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ygz9V3BqfY&ab_channel=BerkeleySETI

2020 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Alien Life - Sep 25, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgESzc3hc2U&ab_channel=AmericanMuseumofNaturalHistory





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2020/08/16

SSLOI #34

SETI@home & SCIENCE LINKS ON IRC

#SETI #DistributedComputing #science #news #Covid19 #humor #music  

"On a finite world, a cosmic perspective isn't a luxury; it is a necessity." — Caleb Scharf (2014) 

What does the 2020 presidential election mean for space exploration? https://www.space.com/election-2020-space-policy-trump-biden

Unpredictable space radio bursts may stem from asteroids around magnetic stars https://www.space.com/fast-radio-bursts-from-asteroid-magnetars

The Vera Rubin Observatory Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month https://www.universetoday.com/148696/vera-rubin-should-be-able-to-detect-a-couple-of-interstellar-objects-a-month/

The Life Scientific - Neil Ferguson on modelling Covid-19 - BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mt0h
 

Search for New Worlds at Home With NASA’s Planet Patrol Project | NASA https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/search-for-new-worlds-at-home-with-nasa-s-planet-patrol-project/  Planet Patrol — Zooniverse https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/marckuchner/planet-patrol/ Citizen Science | Science Mission Directorate https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience Projects — Zooniverse https://www.zooniverse.org/projects SciStarter https://scistarter.org

Enigmatic fast radio burst pinned on magnetised dead star - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54815687
 
 
 
Gatekeepers in Science - BOINC Radio, 3rd Nov 2020 https://www.boinc.network/episode/gatekeepers-in-science
 
BOINC Stats - 27th Sep 2020, BOINC Radio https://www.boinc.network/episode/boinc-stats
 
2020/10/30 The User of the day site uotd.org seems to have been left to expire :/  #distributedcomputing #stats
 
OpenPandemics 29 Oct 2020  – COVID-19 coming close to first round of lab testing for potential treatments https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=661
 
Data center tour at team de Volksbank — IBM World Community Grid (BOINC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-XUYNMYqIs
 
October Update: OpenPandemics - COVID-19, 22 Oct 2020 - The researchers recently submitted two papers for review, and are looking ahead to lab testing for potential treatments https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=658
 
LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life (4K) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDYazipjSI #music LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history (4K) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUelbSa-OkA
 
Oct. 15, 2020 - The Search for E.T. - [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hwuo4vPcyU[/url] How is the SETI Institute ramping up the search for extraterrestrial intelligence? Initiatives that will speed our reconnaissance of the heavens include new receivers, the use of the Very Large Array in New Mexico, and the possibility that astronomers could find massive artifacts near distant worlds. Hear Andrew Siemion and Seth Shostak discuss the latest SETI developments and [url=https://youtu.be/2Hwuo4vPcyU?t=1795]SETI@home  present status[/url].
 
October 6, 2020 - Who is the SETI Institute? - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS8JRkrj7XE You’ve heard about us. Maybe you’ve noticed we were mentioned in a blockbuster Hollywood movie or in a sitcom on TV. Perhaps you used to run SETI@home on your computer back in the day (for the record, we’d love to take credit, but that wasn’t us). If someone asked, what would you say about us? We invite you to join SETI Institute President and CEO Bill Diamond in a wide-ranging conversation with four leaders here at the SETI Institute about the ways we are exploring the universe, learning about life and intelligence, sharing what we discover and inspiring future generations.

Sept. 11, 2020 - SETI Institute and GNU Radio Join Forces - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQQfxtZCPqc The SETI Institute and GNU Radio are officially joining forces to continue work already underway for signal processing at the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array. Join our discussion with Steve Croft (SETI Institute) and Derek Kozel (GNU Radio). GNURadio@theATA - GNU Radio https://wiki.gnuradio.org/index.php/GNURadio@theATA
 
Astronomers Watch a Star Get Spaghettified by a Black Hole - Universe Today https://www.universetoday.com/148307/astronomers-watch-a-star-get-spaghettified-by-a-black-hole/

11 October 2030 - The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI - Universe Today https://www.universetoday.com/148146/the-moon-is-the-perfect-spot-for-seti/

 Oct. 7, 2020 - BBC News - Genome editing wins Nobel chemistry prize https//www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54432589

The Weirdly Nihilistic Reason Why Outer Space Is So Cold https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a29895696/how-cold-is-space/

Feb 7, 2020 - UFOs and Aliens – What Science Says | Donald Prothero | TEDxResedaBlvd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8bgRABGLFg

Sep 14, 2020 - Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably | Innovation Stories https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/project-natick-underwater-datacenter/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBeepqQBpvU

16 Sep 2020 - AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund https://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/forum_thread.php?id=291&postid=1940#1940 https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/hpc-fund AMD is going to donate computing systems or cloud-based computing capacity as a part of the second round of its COVID-19 HPC Fund initiative. University of Trento, with the project we are supporting here, Gene@home, is involved:

17 September Update: OpenPandemics - COVID-19 https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=648 The researchers and the World Community Grid tech team are continuing their work to get the project working on GPU.

OpenPandemics:COVID-19 — Update 7/20 – The Forli Lab https://forlilab.org/opn-update-7-20/?linkId=94724375 This is a (long overdue!) summary for all the volunteers, covering the virtual screening strategy and details about the SARS-CoV-2 targets that have been considered so far for the OpenPandemics: COVID-19 project. This is an ongoing work and more structures will be targeted and we will keep you updated on the new included structures and on the first results coming in as well.

Sept. 15, 2020 - "A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves" with Jill Tarter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_MAD3j50Bk

Sept. 9,  2020 - A SETI Search of 10 Million Star Systems https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2020/09/09/a-seti-search-of-10-million-star-systems/

September 2, 2020 -  Breakthrough Initiatives - Reanalysis of Breakthrough Listen Data to Include Other Stellar Objects in the Field Produces Most Comprehensive SETI Search to Date https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/news/30

Vodafone becomes UK’s top contributor of computer processing power in war against #coronavirus COVID-19 on World Community Grid https://www.vodafone.com/news-and-media/vodafone-group-releases/news/vodafone-becomes-uks-top-contributor https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=4TV1GFXXD2

 Hints of life spotted on Venus: researchers have found a possible biomarker on the planet's clouds : science https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/ismhzh/hints_of_life_spotted_on_venus_researchers_have/
 
8 Sep 2020 - Version 7.16.11 of the BOINC client software has been released for Mac OS and Windows. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=13958&postid=100654#100654 https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
 

 
TN-Grid
https://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/index.php
 

Vera Rubin: Super telescope's giant camera spies broccoli - how do you test the new sensor for the world's largest digital camera? You take a picture of broccoli, of course. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54066586
 
'Super bacteria' survives for three years outside space station - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-54029521
 
BBC - Does the Rio Tinto river hold the key to life on Mars? http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200903-the-spanish-acidic-river-teaching-us-about-mars
 
A Movie of the Evolving Universe Is Potentially Scary - Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-movie-of-the-evolving-universe-is-potentially-scary/
 
The Dangers of Intellectual Territorialism: Narrow expertise has its value, but it’s also vital to let scientists step out of their “lanes” - Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-dangers-of-intellectual-territorialism/
 
Sept. 17th, 2020 - The 30th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony https://www.improbable.com/ig-about/the-30th-first-annual-ig-nobel-prize-ceremony/
 
BBC News - Elon Musk to show off working brain-hacking device

Your Cosmic Address Will Remind You How Huge the Universe Really Is | Travel + Leisure
https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/earth-cosmic-address
 
The Many Worlds of Ann Druyan: Matriarch of the Cosmos - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXHw-5RLMTU
 
Aug 18, 2020 - New tool helps interpret future searches for life on exoplanets
https://www.nanowerk.com/news2/space/newsid=55928.php
 
"It's mutating, Jim." Hong Kong reports 'first case' of virus reinfection https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53889823 2020/08/24

Research group prints the first biologically correct 3D model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/news-and-events/news/detail/news/touchable-corona-viruses-1/

This is the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 | inside corona https://insidecorona.net/for-the-public/

What does the Coronavirus really look like? | inside corona
https://insidecorona.net/what-does-the-coronavirus-really-look-like/
 
August Update: OpenPandemics - COVID-19 launched in May, and the work has just begun. Learn more about the scientists' progress so far, as well as the collaborations that will help move the research forward in the coming weeks and months. https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=635
 
Exoplanet-hunter TESS completes its primary mission | Space | EarthSky
https://earthsky.org/space/exoplanet-hunter-tess-completes-primary-mission
 
How floating microbes could live in the acid clouds of Venus | Astronomy.com
https://astronomy.com/news/2020/08/how-floating-microbes-could-live-in-the-acid-clouds-of-venus
 
Arecibo down, but not necessarily out, following cable failure | Astronomy.com https://astronomy.com/news/2020/08/arecibo-down-but-not-necessarily-out-following-cable-failure Iconic observatory seen in James Bond film "GoldenEye" goes dark after massive telescope found mysteriously broken https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arecibo-observatory-james-bond-film-goldeneye-telescope-mysteriously-broken-puerto-rico/ Arecibo Observatory featured in Bond film "Goldeneye" shut down - CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/12/us/arecibo-observatory-damaged-trnd-scn/index.html Real cause found: Boys with toys: "GoldenEye - The Dish " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HFkF8904Uw

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2020/07/01

SSLOI #33

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

 
How floating microbes could live in the acid clouds of Venus | Astronomy.com
https://astronomy.com/news/2020/08/how-floating-microbes-could-live-in-the-acid-clouds-of-venus
 
Arecibo down, but not necessarily out, following cable failure | Astronomy.com https://astronomy.com/news/2020/08/arecibo-down-but-not-necessarily-out-following-cable-failure Iconic observatory seen in James Bond film "GoldenEye" goes dark after massive telescope found mysteriously broken https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arecibo-observatory-james-bond-film-goldeneye-telescope-mysteriously-broken-puerto-rico/ Real cause found: Boys with toys: "GoldenEye - The Dish " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HFkF8904Uw
 
BBC News - Mars, meteorites and the search for life https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53529551

Citizen Scientists Create an Exascale Computer to Combat COVID-19 | bioRxiv
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.27.175430v1
 
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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