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Why Nothing Works -- Part I

Steve Naidamast

Frank Drake, in the development of his famous equation in the early 1960s for the search for extra-terrestrial life, included what is known as the “L” variable.  1,324 more words


Artefacts From Earth

This is the final post in a series about human efforts to contact extraterrestrials.  Today I want to discuss the objects which have already been sent out into interstellar space in the hope that at some point in the distant future an alien civilisation will retrieve and decipher them. 1,660 more words


This is Earth Calling

Sending Messages to be picked up by alien civilisations is called METI (Messaging to Extraterrestial Intelligence) and is an activity which has taken place with increasing frequency over the past few decades. 1,571 more words


10 Interesting Attempts To Communicate With Aliens

For hundreds—if not thousands—of years, people have had a fascination with trying to make contact with extra terrestrials. So far, all the messages we’ve sent into the universe have gone unanswered—and judging by the confusing, random, and downright weird transmissions you’ll find in this list, it might be a good thing if our communications continue to go unnoticed. 2,080 more words


SETI announces game jam to enlist developers in the search for alien life

The SETI Institute is announcing today a “game jam” that will encourage game developers to create games that actively promote the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. 479 more words



As I discussed in my last post, the search for signs of extraterrestrial life has caught the interest of many people for a very long time, and the specific search for signals from other life forms has been a particular source of fascination over the last 50 years. 1,481 more words


Alien Contact in Puerto Rico?

Shortly before the dawning of the 1960s, a historic document, with the title of Searching for Interstellar Communications, was prepared by Phillip Morrison and Giuseppe Conconi, a pair of physicists at Cornell University, and which was published within the prestigious pages of… 635 more words