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Re: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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     I'm pretty sure that there is a fishing lure that has a battery powered
beeper in it.  If not, I thought of it first!

Greg
-----Original Message-----
From: Caldwell, Stan <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com>
To: 'SEAint Listserv' <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Thursday, July 22, 1999 10:22 AM
Subject: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life


>There is a great new free screensaver that you should be aware of,
>SETI@home.  More than 876,000 people in 223 countries are currently using
it
>in an organized effort to search for signs of extraterrestrial life.  This
>is being sponsored by the Planetary Society, and is coordinated by
>UC-Berkeley.  When your computer is idle, the screensaver automatically
>downloads a small (700K) packet of space noise data from a server at
>Berkeley.  It then takes this time-domain data and processes it in the
>frequency domain with fast fourier transforms to look for sounds emitted by
>intelligent life.  When the analysis is finished (every couple of days),
the
>results are automatically sent to Berkeley and a new data packet is
>downloaded.  You will be notified by email if your computer is the one that
>finds ET.  While the screensaver runs, the results are displayed both in
>text and in colorful graphs.  Pretty cool!  You can get SETI@home at
>http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu.
>
>Best Regards,
>
>Stan Caldwell, P.E., F.ASCE
>Still searching for signs of intelligent life!
>