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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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Berkeley SETI Research Center Highlights
We hope you enjoy this five minute highlight reel of some of our previous and upcoming videos. Hear about SETI@home and the Breakthrough Listen optical and radio searches, visit the Green Bank Telescope, see our computing hardware, and meet some of our undergraduate researchers:

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25 Aug 2016, 19:09:02 UTC · Comment

Setizen Jack Lass has passed away.
The SETI@home team is sad to note the passing of long time SETI@home volunteer Jack Lass. Many of you will remember him from the original SETI@home forums. Our condolences go out to his wife and son. We will miss him. 31 Jul 2016, 20:50:46 UTC · Comment

Behind the scenes at Berkeley SETI Research Center
New video! BSRC engineer Dave MacMahon talks GPUs, FPGAs, and the hardware that powers the search 27 Jul 2016, 23:57:27 UTC · Comment

SETI.German announces fifth Wow! event
To celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Wow! signal, SETI.Germany is organizing a SETI@home crunching competition from Aug 15th to Aug 29th. Everyone is welcome! 24 Jul 2016, 17:13:52 UTC · Comment

Vice Magazine article about Arecibo Closure
Vice Magazine has posted an article about the potential closure of the Arecibo observatory. 10 Jul 2016, 17:14:19 UTC · Comment

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