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Pascal Lee: Mission to Phobos and Deimos

Pascal Lee: Mission to Phobos and Deimos

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this newest talk from SETI, Pascal Lee talks about the mission to the moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos. These two satellites, as Lee discusses, are of great importantance, not only due to their role in the future plans of the exploration of Mars, but also due to their mysterious formation. To understand the […]

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SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have another recent talk from the SETI institute featuring David Schlegel. Schlegel introduces the findings of The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), which has mapped 200 million galaxies in 2-D, and 1.5 million galaxies and quasars in 3-D. The data was used to investigate the properties of dark energy and was consistent with the simplest modification of Einstein’s laws. For […]

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SETI: Artist in Residence Special Event

SETI: Artist in Residence Special Event

| April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist in residence talk series feature authors and artists, whose work might be of interest to both scientists and experts of other fields. This installment features Edward Frenkel, professor of mathematics at U.C. Berkeley, and Marc Weidenbaum, whose new book, for the 33 1/3 series, is about the Aphex Twin album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Frenkel […]

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Contacting ET with Mathematics?

Contacting ET with Mathematics?

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a SETI talk delivered a few years ago on a fascinating topic of communication with ET. An interesting problem when considering a potential contact with ET is what form of communication could be best used. When you think about it, any language that we have here on Earth would be useless. Thus […]

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SETI: A WISE Search for ET

SETI: A WISE Search for ET

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are many ideas of how astronomers could detect extraterrestrial civilizations. And in some way or another they are related to the different types of civilizations that we might look for. A Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev came up with a certain scale for measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. […]

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SETI: Every Body is an Ark

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

When talking about extended space travel, one important topic is the host-microbe interactions that are happening in our bodies. The human microbiome is essential to our health and deserves a great deal of research to find out how it will be affected by long distance space travel. In this talk Caitlin Contag will discuss what role microorganisms […]

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The Evolution of the Laws of Physics by Lee Smolin

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great lecture from SETI. In this talk Lee Smolin — a leading theoretical physicist and one of the founding members of the Perimeter Institute — presents his ideas on the evolution of the laws of physics in time. In addition, he talks about his recent book “Time Reborn”, and his general views on […]

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Questions With No Answers: Where Are the Aliens?

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here we have another great video from Ted-Ed from the series called “Questions With No Answers”. Since the last blog video was also about the search for extraterrestrial life, I felt like sharing this one too. Also don’t forget to check out Ted-Ed website or their YouTube channel for more. More from Ted-Ed 

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