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"seti institute" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"seti institute" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"You along with south shore stack from the seti institute search for extraterrestrial intelligence Seth you love doing what you do what your eye view what keeps pushing him well I think it anybody would love doing this because it's after all addressing the big picture question right I mean you know would you could been born a thousand years ago and you would do the same thing that your father your grandfather did and you know there wasn't much chance to look to answer some of the really big question and this is one of them you know are we alone in the cosmos and finally we have the ability to do to try to answer that it would be nice if we didn't try yes how motional will you be because you've devoted your entire career to this when that signal comes in one day well we've run that experiment Georgia and I think we've actually talked about it a couple times in nineteen ninety seven we did pick up the signal that we thought might be the real that was the wow right No wasn't awhile signal that there was set back in the nineteen seventies and that was picked up at Ohio state but didn't know we've we found the signal you know using an antenna in West Virginia and that for most of the day we thought maybe this was it and you know it wasn't that I was excited in the positive sense I was excited in the kind of a negative sense I know that sounds crazy but it was only that everything that I had planned for that week for the next two weeks probably for the next twenty two years I don't know which suddenly change your entire life gets full you know thrown over if you if you pick up the signal so I was very nervous that was my reaction at the time but of course you know degraded we realized it wasn't wasn't what we thought it was and so you know that little experiment stopped but I I I don't know what it would be like it's like saying to Chris Columbus goofy trip across a whole new content are you can be pretty excited about that and who knows he might have been you just looking for a good meal yes the signal comes in would it be like ours with the maybe a radio broadcast from the past that just for you know floated out into space would be a direct message type signal out there for somebody to pick it up how do you think it will come well you know that's a that's a real really good question I mean on the one hand the aliens could make it easy for our city experiment by deliberately sending a signal our way but it's it's hard to believe that they would do that if they didn't know we were here I'm not going to broadcast to a random plan unless you think there's somebody at that end with the receiving antenna right and if they're more than you know thirty five light years away then there hasn't been enough time for them to pick up our early broadcasts you know during the second World War and get a response back to us so I think that if we pick something up it's likely to be something that wasn't really intended for us it was either kind of randomly broadcast in this direction or he was you know like any radio station broadcast in all directions how easy would it be for them to ascertain that there is life on this planet from afar well if they have a big enough telescope of anybody can find out that there's life on this planet because we got a lot of oxygen in the atmosphere that's right a lot more recently as he can and then you know that oxygen now you can go back two and a half billion years and there wasn't much oxygen in earth's atmosphere so that's all a consequence of photosynthesis so you know they wouldn't tell them that there is intelligent life here but it would tell them that their leaf plants and if the botanist at the cling ons are all botanists maybe they would find that interesting I recall that the league he'd come to just to pick some plants this call the nineteen virus of come from space well I personally I don't think so but there are some who do think so there was a very small group at Cardiff university in the UK that were spurred by an idea from a fellow a very clever fellow by the name of Fred Hoyle he's gone now but he intact was theoretician who worked out how most of the elements in the universe or cooked up in starts that was his big triumph but he also was kind of a critic of the Big Bang needed in fact he invented the term big bang for him it was a term of derision he was he was making it joke when he mentioned on the BBC all you mean the universe began with some sort of big banks he was making a joke but didn't believe he was too clever by half because you know everybody bought into that term but he also thought that a lot of the illness including the plagues in the nineteen eighteen flu and for that matter coronaviruses though he was dead by the time that showed up all are in fact infections from other worlds that make much sense to me because you know the coronavirus only works if it knows how to get into yourself and multiply and that means it needs to know a lot about your biology good point to the phones now we go bill in west Hartford Connecticut to get us started Hey bell walk home yeah thank you George thank you yes I haven't called about three months because I'm getting a lot of sleep to try to avoid the corona virus do not have the coronavirus I'll be getting a lot of sleep but I had a call tonight with doctors that straw stack on you've got him right now go ahead yes I am an amateur astronomer myself and I am a rational atheist I say that because my question to you involves religion your relation to aliens and by the way I have your latest article in the latest skeptical Inquirer magazine entitled aliens in there but not here it's in my on my lap right now so so sad my question to you is what John or don't you think it widened and alien civilization that is at least let's say a hundred thousand years had a bus or a million or two million years or more I had a boss that knows virtually everything our account of a lot more stuff than we humans know in physics and chemistry and astronomy in cosmology wouldn't they be not spiritual or religious oriented but not only scientific oriented at the scientific oriented but they would be rational atheist like myself and I think you well that's an interesting question bill for which I have no good answer I mean look you you could best you use Caesar that question two thousand years ago and said look Julius two thousand years now people will have you know cell phones in their pockets that allow them to communicate with anybody else in the world to look up any kind of information is that the other don't you think by then everybody will be a rational atheist and the answer is well you know no matter what you use would have said he would have been wrong so so I I I don't think it's correct to speculate on that sort of thing I think that religion plays an important role in many people's lives and you know if you did say that a hundred thousand years now that won't be the case may be I think we'll just have to wait that is entirely possible they might have the answer they might have the and they might have who is god where is god how did.

Seth seti institute
"seti institute" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

07:15 min | 1 year ago

"seti institute" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"With you along with south shore stack from the seti institute search for extraterrestrial intelligence Seth you love doing what you do what your eye view what keeps pushing you well I I think it anybody would love doing this because it's after all addressing the big picture question right I mean you know like new could've been born a thousand years ago and you would do the same thing that your father your grandfather did and the you know there wasn't much chance to look to answer some of the really big question and this is one of them you know are we alone in the cosmos and finally we have the ability to do to try to answer that it would be nice if we didn't try how motional will you be because you've devoted your entire career to this when that signal comes in one day well we've run that experiment Georgia and I think we've actually talked about it a couple times in nineteen ninety seven we did pick up the signal that we thought might be the real that was the wow right No wasn't awhile signal that there was set back in the nineteen seventies and that was picked up at Ohio state but no we we found the signal you know using an antenna in West Virginia and that for most of the day we thought maybe this was it and you know it wasn't that I was excited in the positive sense I was excited in the kind of a negative sense I know that sounds crazy but it was only that everything that I had planned for that week for the next two weeks probably for the next twenty two years I don't know with somebody change your entire life gets full you know thrown over if you if you pick up the signal so I was very nervous that was my reaction at the time but of course you know degraded we realized it wasn't wasn't what we thought it was and so you know that little experiment stocked but I I I don't know what it would be like it's like saying to Chris Columbus suppose you trip across all all new content are you can be pretty excited about that and who knows he might have been you know just looking for a good meal yes the signal comes in would it be like ours with the maybe a radio broadcast from the past that just for you know floated out into space would be a direct message type signal out there for somebody to pick it up how do you think it will come well you know that's a that's a real really good question I mean on the one hand the aliens could make it easy for our city experiment by deliberately sending a signal our way but it's it's hard to believe that they would do that if they didn't know we were here on a broadcast to a random plan unless you think there's somebody at that end with the receiving antenna right and get them more than you know thirty five light years away then there hasn't been enough time for them to pick up our early broadcasts you know during the second World War and get a response back to us so I think that if we pick something up it's likely to be something that wasn't really intended for us it was either kind of randomly broadcast in this direction or he was you know like any radio station broadcast in all directions how easy would it be for them to ascertain that there is life on this planet from afar well if they have a big enough telescope of anybody can find out that there's life on this planet because we got a lot of oxygen in the atmosphere that's right a lot more recently as he can and then you know that oxygen now you can go back two and a half billion years and there wasn't much oxygen in earth's atmosphere so that's all a consequence of photosynthesis so you know they wouldn't tell them that there is intelligent life here but it would tell them that their least plants and if the botanist at the cling ons are all botnets maybe they would find that interesting I recall that the league he'd come to just to pick some plants this call the nineteen virus of come from space well I personally I don't think so but there are some who do think so there was a very small group at Cardiff university in the UK that were spurred by an idea from a fellow a very clever fellow by the name of Fred Hoyle he's gone now but he intact was the retention who worked out how most of the elements in the universe or cooked up in starts that was his big time and that he also was kind of a critic of the Big Bang needed in fact he invented the term Big Bang for him it was a term of derision he was he was making a joke when he mentioned on the BBC you mean the universe began with some sort of big banks he was making a joke but did that maybe he was too clever by half because you know everybody bought into that term but he also thought that a lot of illness including the plagues in the nineteen eighteen flu and for that matter Colonna viruses he was dead by the time that showed up all are in fact infections from other worlds that make much sense to me because you know the coronavirus only works if it knows how to get into yourself and multiply and that means it needs to know a lot about your biology good point to the phones now we go bill in west Hartford Connecticut to get us started Hey bell walk home yes thank you George thank you yes I haven't called about three months because I'm getting a lot of sleep to try to avoid the corona virus do not have the coronavirus I'll be getting a lot of sleep I had a call tonight with doctors that struck back on you've got him right now go ahead yes I am an amateur astronomer myself and I am a rational atheist I say that because my question to you about his religion a relation to aliens and by the way I have your latest article in the latest skeptical Inquirer magazine entitled aliens in there but not here it's in my on my lap right now so my question to you is what John or don't you think it widened alien civilization that is at least let's say a hundred thousand years had a bus or a million or two million years or more I had a boss that knows virtually everything all right now of a lot more stuff than we humans know in physics and chemistry and astronomy in cosmology wouldn't they be not spiritual or religious oriented but not only scientific oriented they'll be scientific oriented but they'll be rational atheist like myself and I think you well that's an interesting question bill for which I have no good answer I mean look you you could buy a few you Caesar that question two thousand years ago and said look Julian two thousand years now people have you know cell phones in their pockets that allow them to communicate with anybody else in the world to look up any kind of information is that the others don't you think by then everybody will be a rational atheist and the answer is well you know no matter what you use what it said he would have been wrong so so I I I don't think it's correct to speculate on that sort of thing I think that religion plays an important role in many people's lives and you know it's good to say that a hundred thousand years now that won't be the case may be I think we'll just have to wait that is entirely possible they might have the answer they might have the and they might have who is god where is god how did god.

Seth seti institute
"seti institute" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

07:17 min | 1 year ago

"seti institute" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"With you along with south shore stack from the seti institute search for extraterrestrial intelligence Seth you love doing what you do what your eye view what keeps pushing him well I I think it anybody would love doing this because it's after all addressing the big picture question right I mean you know would you could've been born a thousand years ago and you would do the same thing that your father your grandfather did and the you know there wasn't much chance to look to answer some of the really big question and this is one of them you know are we alone in the cosmos and finally we have the ability to do to try to answer that it would be not that we didn't try motional will you be because you've devoted your entire career to this when that signal comes in one day what well we run that experiment Georgia and I think we've actually talked about it a couple times in nineteen ninety seven we did pick up the signal that we thought might be the real that was the wow right No wasn't awhile signal that there was set back in the nineteen seventies and that was picked up at Ohio state but didn't know we've we found the a signal you know using an antenna in West Virginia and there for most of the day we thought maybe this was it and you know it wasn't that I was excited in the positive sense I was excited in the carbon negative sense I know that sounds crazy but it was only that everything that I had planned for that week for the next two weeks probably for the next twenty two years I don't know with somebody change your entire life gets full you know thrown over if you if you pick up the signal so I was very nervous that was my reaction at the time but of course you know degraded we realized it wasn't wasn't what we thought it was and so you know that little experiment stopped but I I I don't know what it would be like if I change the Chris Columbus suppose you trip across all all new content are you can be pretty excited about that and who knows he might have been you know just looking for a good meal if a signal comes in would it be like ours with the maybe a radio broadcast from the past that just for you know floated out into space would be a direct message type signal out there for somebody to pick it up how do you think it will come well you know that's a that's a real really good question I mean on the one hand the aliens could make it easy for our city experiment by deliberately sending a signal our way but it's it's hard to believe that they would do that if they didn't know we were here I'm not going to broadcast to a random plan unless you think there's somebody at that end with the receiving antenna right and if they're more than you know thirty five light years away then there hasn't been enough time for them to pick up our early broadcasts you know during the second World War and get a response back to us so I think that if we pick something up it's likely to be something that wasn't really intended for us it was either kind of randomly broadcast in this direction or it was you know like any radio station broadcast in all directions how easy would it be for them to ascertain that there is life on this planet from afar well if they have a big enough telescope of anybody can find out that there's life on this planet because we got a lot of oxygen in the atmosphere that's right a lot more recently as he can and then you know that oxygen now you can go back two and a half billion years and there wasn't much oxygen in earth's atmosphere so that's all a consequence of photosynthesis so you know they wouldn't tell them that there is intelligent life here but it would tell them that their least plants and if the botanist at the cling ons are all botnets maybe they would find that interesting I recall that the league he'd come to just to pick some plants could this covert nineteen virus of come from space well I personally I don't think so but there are some who do think so there was a very small group at Cardiff university in the UK that were spurred by an idea from a fellow a very clever fellow by the name of Fred Hoyle he's gone now but he in fact was the retention who worked out how most of the elements in the universe or cooked up in starts that was his big triumph but he also was kind of a critic of the Big Bang needed in fact he invented the term Big Bang for him it was a term of derision he was he was making a joke when he mentioned on the BBC you mean the universe began with some sort of big banks he was making a joke but didn't believe he was too clever by half because you know everybody bought into that term but he also thought that a lot of the illness including the plagues in the nineteen eighteen flu and for that matter coronaviruses though he was dead by the time that showed up all are in fact infections from other worlds that make much sense to me because you know the coronavirus only works if it knows how to get into yourself and multiply and that means it needs to know a lot about your biology good point to the phones now we go bill in west Hartford Connecticut to get us started Hey bell walk home yeah thank you George thank you yes I haven't called about three months because I'm getting a lot of sleep to try to avoid the corona virus do not have the coronavirus I'll be getting a lot of sleep but I had a call tonight with doctors that struck back on you've got him right now go ahead yes I am an amateur astronomer myself and I am a rational atheist I say that because my question to you and Bob's religion their relation to aliens and by the way I have your latest article in the latest skeptical Inquirer magazine entitled aliens in there but not here it's in my on my lap right now so so sad my question to you is what John or don't you think it widened and alien civilization that is at least let's say a hundred thousand years had a bus or a million or two million years or more I had a boss that knows virtually everything our account of a lot more stuff than we humans know in physics and chemistry and astronomy in cosmology wouldn't they be not spiritual or religious oriented but not only scientific oriented they'll be scientific oriented but they would be rational atheist like myself and I think you well that's an interesting question bill for which I have no good answer I mean look you you could best you use Caesar that question two thousand years ago and said look Julius two thousand years now people will have you know cell phones in their pockets that allow them to communicate with anybody else in the world to look up any kind of information did that the other don't you think by then everybody will be a rational atheist and me answer is well you know no matter what you use what it said he would have been wrong so I thought I I I don't think it's correct to speculate on that sort of thing I think that religion plays an important role in many people's lives and you know it's good to say that a hundred thousand years now that won't be the case may be I think we'll just have to wait that isn't Charlie possible they might have the answer they might have the answer they might have who is god where is god how did god come.

Seth seti institute
"seti institute" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

07:17 min | 1 year ago

"seti institute" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Back with you along with south shore stack from the seti institute search for extraterrestrial intelligence Seth you love doing what you do what your eye view what keeps pushing him well I think it anybody would love doing this because it's after all addressing the big picture question right I mean you know like new could've been born a thousand years ago and you would do the same thing that your father your grandfather did and you know there wasn't much chance to look to answer some of the really big question and this is one of them you know are we alone in the cosmos and finally we have the ability to do to try to answer that it would be nice if we didn't try yes how motional will you be because you've devoted your entire career to this when that signal comes in one day well we've run that experiment Georgia and I think we've actually talked about it a couple times in nineteen ninety seven we did pick up the signal that we thought might be the real that was the wow right No wasn't awhile signal that there was set back in the nineteen seventies and that was picked up at Ohio state but didn't know we've we found the signal you know using an antenna in West Virginia and that for most of the day we thought maybe this was it and you know it wasn't that I was excited in the positive sense I was excited in the kind of a negative sense I know that sounds crazy but it was only that everything that I had planned for that week for the next two weeks probably for the next twenty two years I don't know which suddenly change your entire life gets full you know thrown over if you if you pick up the signal so I was very nervous that was my reaction at the time but of course you know degraded we realized it wasn't wasn't what we thought it was and so you know that little experiment stopped but I I I don't know what it would be like it's like saying to Chris Columbus Posey trip across all all new content on you can be pretty excited about that and who knows he might have been you know just looking for a good meal yes the signal comes in would it be like ours with the maybe a radio broadcast from the past that just for you know floated out into space would be a direct message type signal out there for somebody to pick it up how do you think it will come well you know that's a that's a real really good question I mean on the one hand the aliens could make it easy for our city experiment by deliberately sending a signal our way but it's it's hard to believe that they would do that if they didn't know we were here on a broadcast to a random plan unless you think there's somebody at that end with the receiving antenna right and if they're more than you know thirty five light years away then there hasn't been enough time for them to pick up our early broadcasts you know during the second World War and get a response back to us so I think that if we pick something up it's likely to be something that wasn't really intended for us it was either kind of randomly broadcast in this direction or it was you know like any radio station broadcast in all directions how easy would it be for them to ascertain that there is life on this planet from afar well if they have a big enough telescope of anybody can find out that there's life on this planet because we got a lot of oxygen in the atmosphere that's right a lot more recently as he can and then you know that oxygen now you can go back two and a half billion years and there wasn't much oxygen in earth's atmosphere so that's all a consequence of photosynthesis so you know they wouldn't tell them that there is intelligent life here but it would tell them that they're a leaf plants and if the botanist at the cling ons are all botanists maybe they would find that interesting I I recall that the league he'd come to just to pick some plants this call the nineteen virus of come from space well I personally I don't think so but there are some who do think so there was a very small group at Cardiff university in the UK that were spurred by an idea from a fellow a very clever fellow by the name of Fred Hoyle he's gone now but he intact was the retention who worked out how most of the elements in the universe or cooked up in starts that was his big triumph but he also was kind of a critic of the Big Bang needed in fact he invented the term big bang for him it was a term of derision he was he was making a joke when he mentioned on the BBC all you mean the universe began with some sort of big bank he was making a joke but didn't believe he was too clever by half because you know everybody bought into that term but he also thought that a lot of the illness including the plagues in the nineteen eighteen flu and for that matter coronaviruses though he was dead by the time that showed up all are in fact infections from other worlds that make much sense to me because you know the coronavirus only works if it knows how to get into yourself and multiply and that means it needs to know a lot about your biology good point to the phones now we go bill in west Hartford Connecticut to get us started Hey bell walk home yes thank you George thank you yes I haven't called about three months because I'm getting a lot of sleep to try to avoid the corona virus I do not have the corona virus I'll be getting a lot of sleep but I had a call tonight with doctors that straw stack on person you've got him right now go ahead yes I am an amateur astronomer myself and I am a rational atheist I say that because my question to you involves religion their relation to aliens and by the way I have your latest article in the latest skeptical Inquirer magazine entitled aliens in there but not here it's in my on my lap right now so so sad my question to you is what John or don't you think it widened alien civilization that is at least let's say a hundred thousand years had a bus or a million or two million years or more I had a boss that knows virtually everything our account of a lot more stuff than we humans know in physics and chemistry and astronomy in cosmology wouldn't they be not spiritual or religious oriented but not only scientific oriented they'll be scientific oriented but they would be rational atheist like myself and I think you well that's an interesting question bill for which I have no good answer I mean look you you could rescue you Caesar that question two thousand years ago and said look you'll use two thousand years now people will have you know cell phones in their pockets that allow them to communicate with anybody else in the world to look up any kind of information is that the other don't you think by then everybody will be a rational atheist and Manser is well you know no matter what you use would have said he would have been wrong so so I I I don't think it's correct to speculate on that sort of thing I think that religion plays an important role many people fly and you know if you did say that a hundred thousand years now that won't be the case may be I think we'll just have to wait that is entirely possible they might have the answer they might have the and they might have who is god where is god how did god come.

Seth seti institute
"seti institute" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

09:19 min | 1 year ago

"seti institute" Discussed on KTRH

"Seti institute in Mountain View California he has an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University a doctorate in astronomy from California institute of technology for much of his career south conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies and for a decade he chaired the international academy of astronautics seti permanent committee and each week he holds the seti institute's one hour science radio show big picture science said he stands for search for extraterrestrial intelligence he's also is also an author including confessions of an alien hunters Seth welcome back my friend how are you yes fine George wonderful to talk with you you too you're all hunkered down and she's I'm sheltering in place yet very good what is new with seti well listen now there are always things that are new in any of them tend to be instrumentation all things you know that we have this Allen telescope array up here in northern California about three hundred miles north of San Francisco yup and that we've been building some new receivers for for a while funded by a fellow down in San Diego actually Franklin Antonio these things are you over much of the band may be twice as sensitive as the receivers we used to have and if you have a receiver it's twice as sensitive you can you know you can check out three times as much of the universit at the same sensitivity level so there's that other things in here something that I think is very interesting we're also setting up a collaboration with the very large array sometimes called the Karl Jansky VLA but anyhow that's the one down in New Mexico just about an hour west of Sapporo any seven antennas and a big Y. and we will be using that in what's called commensal mode might not be a word you use every day but what that means is that while astronomers you know we're doing if you will conventional astronomy we can also tap off some of those data and look for signals from E. D. now you know the great your whole case out there at the corner of New Mexico with the late police officer Lonnie Zamora who claimed to have seen an object with two each sees that scurried back into the craft and took off it's one of the best stories ever out there Seth yes I have heard that it seems that the the visiting aliens seem to prefer the what they like New Mexico thank you yes I do and and let's let's clear the air for a lot of people who want to know about said the and you you do not believe that they have visited us but you do believe they're out there you wouldn't be doing what you're doing right that's right George and and I I know that that is not angry she ate me too as some of the listeners but then you know they could just stay tuned and be aggravated well you get your views and that's the important thing about it two months ago a comet was discovered originally called the C. two nineteen Q. four that's not your average comment what was going on how was it discovered yeah they're they're a bunch of comments that have been making the news at least in terms of them possibly being something other than comics this one called three slash twenty nineteen Q. four that you just mentioned is better known as to hide border show off because this guy again at the border shop and I'm sure I mispronounce his name but he's a Russian amateur astronomer and he found this thing actually in it it took a while before was confirmed by you know professionals with bigger telescopes the interesting thing about this comic is that it's not local it's a kid from some other neighborhoods it did it came from somebody else's star system we're not quite sure which one and so that's the second rock we've seen in our solar system that says you know will end interloper if you will a invader from another planet earth another well another solar system presumably from another planet so it that's kind of interesting we know this one is a comedy has a tail it's something like a hundred thousand miles long and it's throwing out gas and dusted about know about a hundred pounds per second which I guess speaks weight watchers it sure does what about that object from the two thousand seventeen that nobody can pronounce yeah but I'm I'm sure I can connect you yes more more well the move was the first one that was found to be you know honored orbit that proved that it was sent from someplace far away and you know it's in there the thought was okay it's a comedy it's an asteroid whatever it is when they made a photo of it all you saw was one pixels from a hard to tell what it is when that's the only you know that's the only image you have but on the basis of the way the the brightness of the thing very you could tell that it was probably a lot longer than was wise who's maybe shaped like a cigar and I think that many people who pay attention these things will seem that artist's impression of the Mula Mula which looks like a you know kind of a a wrinkly cigar yeah what made that's sort of interesting beyond you know your average asteroid aside from the fact that it's somebody else's asteroids that's right is that Abby Lowe booze the head of the S. astronomy department at Harvard is said is against it in the paper that you know maybe this wasn't a totally natural rock maybe it was a solar sail powered craft and so he made an interesting argument of why this might be and I think he still stands by that to some degree so you know I did they did the the thought was if you could only get up close to that thing that you might see that it has a role windows along the side with little green faces behind them you never know now what's the significance of these objects leaving their domain or solar systems well this significance is yeah hi is significant I don't what significance means I mean what's the meaning of life but the significance here I think it's only that you tend to think of you know solar systems the way you see them in another way and diagrams in books of the local planetarium that you have a the planets going around a star and they just keep doing that forever but if you happen to be for example in the around four and a half billion years ago and I'm you know I can't say that was but if you're around four and a half two years ago when our own solar system was being formed then you would have noticed that there were probably a lot more than eight or nine planets may but some of them because they sort of you know have it kind of close encounters if you will they kick some of their brethren out of the next and I heard her talking to Celtic years ago which is one of the theoreticians figured that you know for every three planets that you form maybe two of them get kicked out at least one of them so you know the fact that things get thrown out of their solar systems and you know who wandered the depths of space or sort of a boring eternity that that seems to be a very common thing over the next month and a half we don't we get a chance to see another comedy called swan yeah if you're in the southern hemisphere I don't know that southern California accounts of the southern hemisphere but indeed swan that's an acronym for what is that solar wind and I stopped trapeze instrument that's on those so satellite to simple satellite is in one of these NASA space well actually it's a European satellite that European sat like this you know in orbit so that it can study the sun that's pretty close to the sun and you discover a lot of comments when you're near the sun because comments tend to run around the you know the sun as they come into our solar system then you know they go back to the the depths of that the focus isn't there something like thirty or forty new comets discovered every year I mean finding a new comedy it's not such a big deal but this one is visible you know maybe to the naked eye and if you have binoculars even better better but you have to be south of the equator do you think it's not a matter of if but when we discover some kind of alien signal well I do yes yeah I mean you know if if given where I work it would be you know kind of and how many years you've been at this now what L. will Georgia I'm home and I'm I'm not sure I want to say but I think that you and I first talked probably I don't know in the mid nineteen nineties right ninety ninety five ninety six yeah you were in that error C. ball importer Rico at the telescope when I got to do in my local my talk show in St Louis that's right I do remember that that's right and a bill that actually had me on is about the same time that's right absolutely I'd like to say he stole you from my show you never know published on or I may have stolen it from his I love itself stay with us we're gonna come back in a moment and I want to ask you about the Pentagon revealing that yes these navy videos are authentic we don't know what the heck they are but they sure are unidentified I wanna get your take on that and we'll talk some more and then later on next hour we'll take phone calls with Seth Shostak from city is websites are all linked up for you and coast to coast AM dot com so we will be back in a moment with the confessions of.

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"seti institute" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

04:03 min | 2 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on TechStuff

"Crunching data from facilities that generate lots and lots of information, so things like a, the SETI institute would search for extraterrestrial intelligence would use very powerful computers to try and crunch all the data. They would get from radio telescopes. You also had things like the large. John collider and other super collider's that generate lots and lots of data and they need these really fast computers in order to process, the data and make it meaningful. So moving on so right around this time when the Eski red comes out, that's when there was a shift in supercomputing. So before there were all these customized computers that had their own processors or had thousands of processors running together. But at this point it became possible to actually build a supercomputer with off the shelf parts. Yeah, you could actually get enough computers together and link them together to perform as a supercomputer. And this was also when they're became a shift to using the Lennox operating system. So Lennox kind of replaces Unix as the OS of choice for people who are designing supercomputers, which is nice because now you can. The company nurse never mind in two thousand and two Japan comes back with the Eski white, where it's had a thirty five tariff, lops, computer. It was the NEC earth simulator and it costs a hair under a billion dollars nine hundred billion. It's a lot of hairs actually millions a lot of hairs. Anyone wants give me a hair in that sense? I will take it and two thousand four I b m comes out with the blue Jean slash l computer and had sixteen thousand computer nodes, and each node had to CPU's. I'm going to be saying Bowie the rest of the day now. So, yeah, thirty two thousand CPU's ultimately if my math is correct, and that can run. It's seventy teraflops so twice as fast as the Eski white and a two thousand seven version of this could actually manage up to six hundred teraflops, and it had one hundred thousand computer nodes, so two hundred thousand process. With that starting to get into some proof really ridiculous computers from, you know, if you're looking at it as, hey, I own a computer that's got a single processor. This one has a two hundred thousand of them. Yeah. Yeah. It also sort of make Apple's claim in the late nineties sort of silly because, well, the federal government classified a supercomputer. I can't remember exactly when it was it was in the late nineties, and as a machine that would run a gigaflop and IBM when they were still running on, on power process, PowerPC processors. There was a MAC that they advertised as being a supercomputer because it could reach gigaflop. Yes. And I just thought at the time it was kind of weird to think about, but now it's just kind of silly when you take it in context, and these, these actual supercomputers at the time now. Ah gigaflop is good. But no. Right. So a mega flop is a million floating operations per second. Ah gigaflop is a billion loading operations per second tariff. Love is a trillion floating up rations per second. Well, and then there's a pita flop, which is a, a quadrille Ian floating up rations per second per second. Yeah. Quadrille Ian and the first supercomputer to hit that and break that barrier was another IBM machine. The roadrunner maybe. And it had twenty thousand us and it was the first computer to break that pedophile up barriers. So one quadrille Ian floating operations per second. It's a serious machine, automatic, Chris, and I will return to discussing.

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Lava Tubes Could Aid Humans Life on the Moon and Mars

BrainStuff

06:37 min | 2 years ago

Lava Tubes Could Aid Humans Life on the Moon and Mars

"Today's episode is brought to you by the Capital, One card with Capital, One saver card. You can earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. That means four percent on checking out that new French restaurant and four percent on bowling with your friends. You'll also earn two percent cashback at grocery stores, and one percent on all other purchases. Now, when you go out you cash in Capital, One, what's in your wallet terms apply? Welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff, learn vocal Bon here ever since Neil Armstrong. I set foot on the moon. Scientists have been toying with the idea of forming potential colonies, there and more recently on Mars to, but extreme fluctuating temperatures cosmic radiation, and micrometeorites showers colloquially known as space dust pose challenges to human excavation of both the moon and Mars, however, Astro biologists are in the process of exploring nifty geological structures the conservative natural shelter from these harsh elements lava tubes. So what are lava tubes? We spoke by Email with doctor Ricardo puzzle Abban of the department of geosciences at the university of pet ova. He's been at the forefront of European research on lava tubes. He explained lava tubes are caves that are carved by flowing lava, that eventually drained out leaving a subsurface void, although there are different types of lava tube formations, these caves often form out of a type of fluid basaltic lava that flows down a slope, like. The side of a volcano as the outermost portion of the hot lava flow comes in contact with the cold air, it cools rapidly forming a hardened crest, but liquid lava continues to flow like water in channel underneath this newly hardened surface. At some point that liquid lava runs out, and cools underneath the surface forming a curvy tube shaped structure, and thus Alava tube is born geologist. No lava tubes from volcanic areas in Hawaii, or Iceland, but they've also become a hot, commodity within the Astro biology community due to high resolution images, indicating that lava tubes may exist on the moon and Mars as well. Many sites thought to be lava tubes are detected by the presence of these curvy channels and more recently, the SETI institute announced the discovery of possible skylights or lava tube openings in a crater near the North Pole of moon using images obtained from Nasr's lunar reconnaissance orbiter, but lava tubes are tricky business. Scientific technology is still playing catch up and identifying these underground habitats, we also. Spoke by Email with Leonardo career of the remote sensing laboratory at the university of Trento. He said the main difficulty comes from the fact that lava tubes are centrally subsurface structures. Very few instruments are capable of performing direct measurements of underground structures. But careers team is working to modernize the technology and bus aid future human settlement of these lunar caves the technology involves using radar, which can detect lava tubes from orbit based on their unique electromagnetic signatures, basically, they can pro below the surface of the moon using low frequency electromagnetic waves, and then measure the reflected waves that come back to them. Those reflections offer insight into a lava tubes characteristics, like its shape size and composition. But one thing is clear lava tubes on the moon and Mars are invaluable is natural potential habitats, or at the very least could serve as convenient storage units between space missions. Meanwhile, back on earth, scientists are preparing for future missions to the moon and Mars through a little cave, diving the European Space Agency, developed a program called Penn Jia. The prepares European astronauts to explore other planets one of its projects concerns, a lava tube in Spain called corona that's eight kilometers long, or about five miles the team has undertaken advanced mapping of the tube to create three D model. That's attract down to the millimetre. They've also been testing out new robots or Rovers to identify how best to navigate these tubes. Developing a greater understanding of the challenges associated with incursions into lava tubes on other planets in the process. Other researchers have also taken an interest in exploring the microbiology of lava tubes by focusing their efforts on the lava beds, national monument in California, this project funded by the Canadian space agency is looking to explore lava tubes habitats of biker organisms, which may leave traces behind through certain minerals, and thus indicate the presence of life once upon a time, which is cool enough. On earth, but would be an amazing find on the moon or Mars. So what's the difference between lava tubes on earth in their lunar, and Martian counterparts? Well, gravity for one, the lower gravity on the moon and Mars seems to impact the size of lava tubes, significantly tubes on Mars can stretch for two hundred and fifty meters in width, or about eight hundred and twenty feet and tubes on the moon can reach a whopping Colombia, or more across that's about two thirds of a mile, the lower gravity. Also stabilizes, the roofs of these tubes and causes fewer collapses, especially on the moon, thereby creating a potentially safer dwelling for human habitation, but otherwise lava tubes on earth are fairly similar in composition and structure to those on the moon and Mars and serve as excellent reference points for researchers. The potential for lunar caves, and possible human settlements has many people excited even the White House is making a bid for moon colonies in the near future, and the possibility of answering whether life has existed or may still flourish in caves on Mars is a tantalizing one for space explorers. But if you're wondering whether or not martians will be found hanging around these lava tubes on the red planet, the answer is likely no, unless you count microbial critters radiation, a dry environment and frigid temperatures make the planet inhospitable to most forms of life while using ground Rovers to access lava tubes on the moon and Mars could be difficult due to surface conditions other devices are being developed to aid these explorations including climbing, and hopping pit bots and flying helicopter, like vehicles likes of which may appear Nasr's Mars twenty twenty Rover mission. Today's episode was written by Terry llegado and produced by Tyler claim brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's, how stuff works for more on this, and lots of other totally tubular topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com and for more podcast for my heart radio. Visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. 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"seti institute" Discussed on The AI Podcast

The AI Podcast

17:48 min | 2 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on The AI Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the Invidia a podcast. I'm your host Noah Kravitz is there. Intelligent life in the universe beyond planet earth. My guest is working to answer that very question. Jerry Jiang is a graduate researcher at the Berkeley SETI research center at the university of California, Berkeley, you may know, the name SETI from SETI at home. It's S E T. I at home, the volunteer computing software that uses spare resources on individuals computers to aid and processing data from radio telescopes. Jerry is also doing at the breakthrough. Listen initiative, the most comprehensive insensitive search for extraterrestrial intelligence in history. Jerry, led a session here at UC nineteen talking about breakthrough listen and their use of artificial intelligence to make sense of the mounds of data. They're collecting Jerry, thanks for joining the podcast. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. No. So as we record this. I think you're you're session was earlier today. That's correct. It was morning how to go. It was great. It was a lot of interest are always glad to see the room full of people. Yes. That's a good sign. I mean, people are interested in you know, we were talking off air before we hit the button that it's not only the work that you're particularly doing, and and you know, others in in your field I've gotten to talk to her doing. But then it's also the method and looking at you know, just sort of the the sheer science of the method, but then thinking, oh, this could be applied to other situations as well. And it's as fascinating times in in the worlds of of a and and high performance computing, and all that let's talk about about Berkeley city and also about breakthrough. Listen, what is the work that these organizations are doing and what's your role in them up? Slowly, so said he has a long history of Berkeley. So said he a home as you mentioned is based in Berkeley as well. I'm not actually. Involved with study a home. So I can't really comment on tra- carbon operational details. The the name SETI a lot of people when when they hear said, he they think of the SETI institute, the SETI institute institute based in Mountain View. Okay. And they are historically center of said he research, however, said he it's actually the name of a field. The search for extra. So to stuck in brand names in my head. You know? Yeah. Virtual listen and said against the two are separate entities. Okay. And I'm I'm involved merrily with brick okay? Which is based in Berkeley with Berkeley city research center. And so you're doing at at the breakthrough. That's correct. Yes. Okay. And tell us about that. Yeah. So the data working with are primarily in radio frequency so radio. Telescope collects complex voltages. Will we call the raw data? These are the or what wireless communication industry called Q data. So these are these are complex to just complex time series. And in real time. We we take for transforms of that as a function of time. So we make we call spectrogram. So these are two dimensional data types. So essentially we have first time series than we have the two dimensional image type of. Data. So I learned a primarily from the computer vision community because you know, a lot of the modern techniques developed their own our data also one or two dimensional so, but they are some some differences. So my work is to apply a lot of these techniques into or domain with modifications considering the differences is kind of for the for the on initiated. You said you're using a radio telescope, and so primarily you're looking for radio transmissions to maybe use a not perfectly accurate word. But as out in the in the universe has signs of something coming from other beings, right, obviously. So I guess we should have mentioned the city said he stands for the search for extraterrestrial intelligent. And the idea is that if they are event civilizations out there. They could be sending us signals either intentionally Rhine intentional. Early on we could try to detect them and the radio frequency has some advantages because it is relatively transparent. There's there's a range of frequencies that will be very good for interstellar distance communication, so some gaining. I'm getting visions of you know, as a young boy sitting in his bedroom late at night by the window and trying to tune in a m radio to get some far off, you know, something from the middle of the country say if we're talking about California, but this is a much much broader scope, obviously when you're listening, what are you collecting when you talked about about the two dimensional data. But what is the I l leading you do at letting us sort of separate signal from noise or kind of make better sense of what the data, you know, the radio signals is they are might be. I'm how are you leveraging the the machine learning? Yeah. So primarily I work with the two dimensional data. So the the image data so in the state up we have a lot of noise ball. So a lot of signals. So we have these signals not. Because they're all t- signals because on earth, we make a lot of transmissions and radio frequency, and even though we build our telescope radio quiet areas, we still collect a lot of these signals. We call them radio for Quincy interference are if I for short, and I'm just curious. You know is a lot of these days from telecom wireless phones that kind of thing. Yes. Yes. So so wireless phones, and you know, airplane transmissions. Yeah. GPS satellites. Yeah. So there there's an radars. You know? So we see a lot of those signals some of them are more obvious. Okay. That looked that's obviously a radar. You know from some other ones are or you know, if we have a satellite catalog. Okay, this satellite moving overhead right now a C right here. Right. Not all of them. We can immediately identify to a known source. Right. So part of the job that a I can do is to help us sort through the signals and try to characterize them. We may. Bobby up to know, this is that type of radar, but we'd be no k these signals all look similar. So they are probably from the same transmitter. And you have a sense. Are you basically looking for things that maybe there's there's more than one of and they look similar, but the distinguishing thing is they don't look like anything that you know? Or in other words, you know, how do you know, when you found something that that might be coming from you know, beyond earth right there to ideas in here. The the feeler said he is fairly open ended. Right. So we just an idea that other events civilize ation might have developed similar technology as ours. Yeah. But in reality we obviously don't know for. Sure, right. So no one idea is to like you said search for anomalous signals signal that looks different from anything on earth. And I can certainly help with that. And during German talk discuss some some of the techniques that can do that another is. Very very primarily used technique to to find out if something is our if I is what I call spatial filtering. So the main ideas that you observe multiple areas of the sky either at the same time or sequentially. So these telescope have very narrow field of vision. So if you move the pointing just a little bit the telescope would not receive the same signals previously where it was previously pointed. So if you keep doing this, and you keep on seeing the signal no matter where you're pointing the telescope. That's a good indication that that signal is actually leaking in from from local, right? So that's that's the main observing principle in and most SETI observations or speaking with Jerry Jiang. He's a graduate researcher at university of California Berkeley, u c Berkeley up in the bay area. And he is working on the search for extra terrestrial intelligence looking for signs of advanced life arms. Out there in the universe beyond the earth. But let's go back a little bit and talk about your own back story, you've got a background astrophysics as well as deep learning and data analysis. How did you get into all this stuff? And how did you wind up in Berkeley doing what you're doing? Well, thanks. Thanks raskin. I have kind of moral roundabout story compared to perhaps a lot of young deep learning. Researchers nowadays we get all kinds on this. Yeah. So I started out in theoretical physics. I was you know, when I was twelve living in China, Stephen hawking, visit China, and I started looking into his book a brief history of time. And I was just fascinated with the big ideas that people have in trying to understand the world around us. So after I read that book, I start learning more mathematics and more. Theoretical physics. So I studied theoretical physics during my undergraduate at Princeton University, and one of the most fascinating thing to me about physics is universality. It's not a strict use of a term because the worry universality has specific meanings in physics, but just loosely speaking what I mean is that the study of your article physics is simple idea. Simple laws that govern a lot of phenomenon. Okay. So the same same. So you so gravitation. For example. You know? Tony gravitation anything that has mass has gravity is all governed by this inverse square law. So that's that's you know, the the fact that the same Matic's the same model applies to sensually everything is it's it's the most mind blowing thing to me. And that's that's what I really loved about physics. So undergraduate I did work on particle physics and for graduate school. I moved to Berkeley initially intended to work on smaller. And what's the distinction? What's because malady coz, Molly is study. So theoretical smaller as study of the universe hall evolves and models. Also, you know found the mentally based on partially particle physics. Okay. But also, there's fluid dynamics there's range of obviously general relativity and a range of different physics. Okay. So what I quickly realized that of all this. I did not quite enjoy doing because Molly as much. So I also quickly realized in strana me a lot of studies are about one very specific phenomenal and the excitement about this. Universal idea was missing to. Yes. Right. Put it in a way it was a little bit disappointed with my choice for for a while. And then because for clay, you know, this with spec in twenty twenty four teen twenty fifteen and you know, tensor flow was getting released and right, right? You know, I it was very exciting. And I started learning about deep learning about machine learning in the to my surprise in a bit because I knew very little what's expect that actually there. There is a lot of this almost universality in in artificial intelligence because the same technique can be applied from camera images too. You know, generating boys to writing music to finding aliens. I found that excitement in in a couple years later, I joined a breakthrough listen lab, they are looking for people to apply these modern techniques to to this very exciting problem. So is interesting that the universality, you know. And that's that's kind of the driving force in your your work journey hair. It's it's interesting to hear about also, I think it's a it's a similar level of rigor. So a lot of nowadays, the the it's it's less rigorous than, you know, mathematics mathematics permanent, but it's more rigorous than say a lot of strana me research. So in that way, the two are also similar so kind of looking ahead a little bit and whether in the short or longer term what what's driving you right now on your own work. And then how do you see kind of this evolution of of AI the compute power? But also now the the techniques and and. The software and the tools are so much more accessible, how do you see that kind of shaping the search for extraterrestrial intelligence absolute personally, I'm I'm driven by the universality of the method. I'm actually not so much bound to the domain SETI. So I'm excited to see all of these new techniques. And the the good thing about working and said, he is that there are relatively few people is small community, very very few people applying these techniques. So when new techniques come out, I get try. I. On our data. It was a nice perk. Yeah. So as a highlight during my talk, you know, one of the I think very exciting areas is semi supervised learning. So the radio steady data have the problem of being on labels. We have large amounts of data. We don't have justifiable resources to have human label them yet. Like, people do computer vision data sets. Yep. And so the semi supervised techniques, basically, you can come binds, the the Billy of these these models to naturally synthesized to characterize and study the data distribution and a little bit of, you know, notch some kind of naval maybe not so correct labels. Sometimes you can obtain labels. They're not. So, you know, not so correct. Still has some relevant information that way, you can you can really teach the model to to do certain tasks and. Tinkler? I think a good way to approach. The problem is representation learning representation learning are not specifically doing a certain task rather is compressing the data. So you're you're you're the model that compresses the data on talking specifically Laden variable models, compressed them into into lower dimensional representation while maintaining some essential characteristics of the data. So in doing so you make the data a lot simpler to look at. Because you suddenly reduced the original image on down to essentially a single points. And then when you have multiple examples of these single points you can easily compare them. You can you know, you can see okay, what it would be like to be to tap something that's in between these two data points. A lot of those things are possible. When once you once you have this late and representation, another good thing is that I think this way of forming. The problem helped separate the machine learning from the astronomy because the representation learning yourself is it's a very well defined machine. Learning problem and people work on essentially, the same problem, different domains in envision in boys and so on so forth. Whereas, you know, once you once you have this representation model, the astronomers can take it because is just a operator that takes your data and compresses them enables you to compare different data input. So they can take this as more or less a black box and and designs or different kinds of pipelines perform different kinds of tasks so by separating these two core modules of the problem is this will enable the machinery experts to collaborate more easily with the astronomy experts. So clearly anybody listening needs to. Go find by the time you listen to this. I think they'll be available. Go find the recording of your talk from GTC. And and take a listen because I get the feeling we're just kind of scratching the surface of of some of the stuff here. Jerry folks want to find out more beyond your talk. If they wanna find out more about the work, you're doing and the work that breakthrough listen is doing is there a website where can people go online? Absolutely. So the primary website for the group is city dot Berkeley dot EDU. But actually, most of my work are not on there. Actually, a lot of the even allow the work during my talk are are not your published. Okay. You know one. Some of these works are published. We will put out some block poses. Well, stay tune than everybody. Jerry, thanks for taking the time to join the podcast. And you know, it's it's it's fascinating in particular to hear you talk about the application to your domain. But then just you know, to use the word universality of how these. Tools can be applied to different domains. Now, how that's one of the things that's really trying you the fields very cool to hear you talk about. So thanks for thanks very much. Thanks for.

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"seti institute" Discussed on Extraterrestrial

Extraterrestrial

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on Extraterrestrial

"Objects used different forms of electromagnetic transmissions to try to detect alien life in outer space. But none were conclusive. However in nineteen Eighty-one Senator William prox- Meyer used a heart and tipplers arguments to pull back funding for all of these projects. He said that if physicists argued that there was no extraterrestrial life at all. Then what was the point of looking for it? It's a fair argument. But only if you take Michael Hart and Frank tipplers arguments as gospel yet like much of the work surrounding the Fermi paradox. Nothing can be known for sure because so much of it is based on conjecture despite the government shutting down their search for aliens interest in extraterrestrial life, did not wane and others took up the mantle the most prominent example was a private organization called the search for extraterrestrial intelligence or the SETI institute and was founded. In nineteen eighty four by Thomas Pearson in Jill Tarter, in Mountain View, California. According to the institute, quote, our mission is to explore understand and explain the origin nature of life in the universe. And the evolution of intelligence end. Quote. The researchers at SETI are fundamentally involved with the problem of the fair me paradox. They are trying to discover at least a glimpse of extraterrestrial life, thereby altering our understanding of the universe. The SETI institute utilizes physical and biological sciences as well as astrophysics to make discoveries about life, both on earth and beyond outerspace. Private endeavors like this solidified one, simple fact, the public scientists and non-scientists alike wanted to find aliens, and they were willing to go to great lengths to do. So in nineteen Ninety-two, the US government's interest in Elian life was sparked again that here. Nasa began a more formal official intensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence their very own SETI program, but less than one year later this program was shuttered after a campaign against it led by Senator Richard Bryan. Even so the SETI institute blazes on they continue to use state of the art technology to scan the night sky looking for any sort of irregularity that might point to some sort of alien life in being thorough in their breadth of exploration. The city institute may just have found the first signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. And with that discovery. We may not only have a possible answer to the fair paradox. But a much larger understanding of our place in the cosmos. Coming up. We'll look into the discoveries of the city institute. Now back to the story. After more than fifty years of examining the Fermi paradox. It seems we are getting tantalisingly closer to finding some small signs that point to the possibility of life somewhere else in the universe..

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Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

"And math, scientists are shunning ally on Neptune's 21-mile diameter moon hippo camp named after the mythological seahorse the SETI institute's Mark Showalter discovered Neptune's fourteenth moon in twenty thirteen using. Hubble space telescope images. She'll Walter and his research team theorized hippocampal was formed from debris created billions of years ago when a comet slammed into protease, the largest of Neptune's, inner moons Voyager to being back pictures of a massive impact crater on Proteus, and she'll Walter Hsieh's. Thanks to Hubble. Now. We know a little piece of Proteus got left

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"seti institute" Discussed on The End of the World with Josh Clark

The End of the World with Josh Clark

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on The End of the World with Josh Clark

"If we ever get the chance to so perhaps we're relying too heavily on the assumption that any life would this is the senior strana Mer at the SETI institute set show, stack all of this all of this is based on trying to guess because that's really the correct burp to guess, what is important to the extraterrestrials. And I don't think that we're actually very good at that any any more than you know, the ancient Greeks would have been very good at guessing what's important to twenty first century Americans. I don't think that they could have seen foreseen the kinds of things that would be important to us. Perhaps as a civilization develops to the point where it's technologically capable of interstellar intergalactic travel. It loses its taste for such things perhaps civilization goes philosophical in contemporary tiv-, a race of beings who preferred to spend their time thinking about the meaning of life for solving the deepest mysteries of the universe from home. But even the most inward focus society would have good reason for expanding from their home planet as their population grew they would need more and more raw materials to keep them alive while they sat around and contemplated life. If we need more space more energy, the need for scarce resources appears to be one of the few universal commonalities that any civilization. We'll have to deal with this is good. This means that we can pretty confidently use this clue to predict the behavior of any intelligent life. Then. We humans run into limitations on our ability to grow or make food. So we need more space for that. We need space for our bodies as well since each person needs somewhere around one point six one point seven meters of physical space to stand up and extend our arms with him. Plus, we tend to like a little extra to move around into. Requirements like these mean, we would eventually face the prospect of either systematically curtailing our population growth to maintain no more than what can support and based on all current historical data, we tend to overstrain the planet rather than work within its confines or we can spread out. It's difficult to imagine that any advanced society faced with resource pressures would not look out to at least their own solar system as a source of material solutions to their problems. This scenario extends further and further both into space and time as the society continued to grow they would take up more and more space in over long enough spans of time they should reasonably have colonized sizeable chunk of their galaxy. If not the whole thing even with their desire to remain inward over so many generations. But maybe aliens have good reason to resist the urge to spread out. Maybe they're hiding from something. Maybe they know something that we don't know..

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"seti institute" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"What's the range with what's the range within which some feasible biological mechanism could allow for life to perpetuate and for computation to happen? Now. No one knows what that FCL value should be. Well, I knew it's between zero percent and a hundred percent. So that's a starting point. And we can debate the particulars. But the Drake equation gives us a path by which we can arrive it some estimate of the number of potential alien civilizations out there who would just have to listen well enough to here in for even conservative inputs to those parameters to the Drake equation. You come up with some non trivial number of civilizations. Usually this leads us to our second skeptical ten. Poll the fair me paradox. It seems to be the case that life ought to be abundant just given the vast -ness of the universe than where the heck is everybody one last preliminary before we get into the interview in passing I talk very quickly about a problem called the tank problem for those not familiar. Let me give you the background here. This is sort of a famous story. Maybe a folk tale. I'm not really sure, but in early days of machine learning there was some team trying to determine from images very early image classification, not as sophisticated as the stuff we have today. But the stuff we have today exists because people were doing different things early on. And this particular team said can we look at a series of photographs that have tanks and those that don't have tanks and build some sort of tank detection algorithm into their great surprise machine. Learning did an excellent job on this project. You know, the accuracy was through the roof. But the team was appropriately skeptical. This didn't sound right blow your mind results. Do not happen on the first try of machine learning, despite what many bloggers would have you believe and this team investigated their tank. Problem they discovered something like all the tanks were filmed during the day and all of the non tank photos happen to have been taken at night. So what they had actually built was a day-night detector in day-night detection, good job on that. That's useful. But it's also a rather trivial problem probably can be solved by some very simple methodology looking at the color, intensities and light and stuff in the image itself. Not the same machine learning couldn't do a better job, but detecting day and night is a lot easier than detecting tank and not tank Swinney way. That's the story for when we get to it. Hi, my name is Jerry, Jerry, John. I'm here at UC Berkeley in the astronomy department. I work with the Berkeley SETI research center. So city stands for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. A lot of people who have heard of SETI may mistake said he for the SETI institute, which is an institute of SETI research as to Mountain View. But in fact, said he is self is a field of particular project. I'm affiliate with is. All the breaks. Listen project. The most recent efforts started into fifteen aiming to come up the most comprehensive effort on steady research said he is to search for advanced civilizations. As opposed to bio signatures that a lot of efforts undergoing and search for primitive life SETI on the other hand, we're looking for events civilizations who may have developed similar technologies as our own, and we can detect their technological signals which may be either intentionally send to us or unintentionally leaked we have in the past broadcasted intentional messages. That is a field called medi it's up to debates philosophical implications off sending a signal before we receive one in general, I think in the field of setting most people think they first of all that we like to become into contact with is likely to be much more advanced than our own and is perhaps in our best interest to be listening quietly. First before we. Tried to disturb the peace. So to say, what is the breakthrough? Listen initiative, actually listening to this. The city problem is really about a question of search for life is to to answer the question. Are we alone in the universe? So there there's a lot of other methods that people use that tries to detect bio signatures said he is self. It's it's sort of takes a different approach the question, we asked that is possible that they are a man civilizations..

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"seti institute" Discussed on Science Friction

Science Friction

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on Science Friction

"So, you know, coming back to potential real world scenario is that what you think it would be like with a an alien counter linguists in has met suits with what boards in front of glass with alliens on the other side. Just trying to bash it up. I want it to be that way a lot can it. Please be that way. But I'm guessing what we're going to get is a signal radio signal. Right. Of course, this city story doesn't begin end with the while signal that we'd signal detected in Haya back in nineteen seventy seven twenty years later sits she'll tech was the for nother exciting moment, a radio signal that stood out. What happened was I was at home having dinner one evening and the summer late summer of nineteen ninety seven when the phone rang, and it was the boss of the SETI institute, the CEO, and he said, I think you ought to come down to the institute. Well, you know, when the boss calls you at home during dinnertime tells you to get to the office, you don't say, no. Although it does sound kind of illness say I thought it was ominous. But the reason he'd called was because the signal had been found in the course of our observations, and it was looking good. That is the say was passing all the tests that we do to see if the signals were coming from the sky and not from some transmitter somewhere here on earth. So people were all gathered around the computer screens. They were just intently looking at these things and that went on till about three thirty in the morning. And I thought this is really I mean, this could be. I kept waiting for the red telephone that connects us to the White House to ring. Well, I gotta tell you Erica. There is no red phone connecting us to the White House. We don't know the phone number for the White House. But I have to say the White House didn't call the Pentagon didn't call the local mayor did not call. My mother did not call. Nobody called. Nobody seemed to be interested in. There was no secrecy here because the boss told us union, there's no policy of secrecy and SETI as a consequence people are sending emails to their friends. Hey, we're looking at a signal here. What was going on in your mind at the time? I was simply very nervous to begin with. I hadn't had any dinner. And so that was a problem, but I couldn't sit down honestly Erica because I thought, you know, we've actually succeeded. I mean is that possible here, and I began to think of very trivial stuff, namely, you know, dinners that I had planned for the next week. Week or meetings, or, you know, luncheon engagements whatever, you know, stuff that you would think well in the grand scheme of things that's not very important. And indeed, that's correct. But those are the sorts of things that your brain immediately goes to wait a minute. You can't find ET tonight. Because you know, you've got a luncheon meeting tomorrow you've got other things to do. It's kinda stupid stuff so mechanism kicking in. I think you Brian able to cope with the enormity of this situation. But yes, that could very well be it. I mean, I'm not very well trained in psychology. But that sounds right to me, whatever it was. I was very very nervous. I really couldn't sit in one of the chairs, and I just went around with my camera taking photos, what was the signal in nineteen Ninety-seven. It wasn't an alien signal. Unfortunately, it was a signal from European satellite. The SoHo satellite, which the sun's activity, and Nikki they confused it signals. So it was all above Steve. But there are other race in findings have captured. Attention one is cold tabby stop. It's named off latest Tabitha voyage the star almost fifteen hundred light years away from us was deeming in a very unusual way by twenty percent reduction in intensity, that's huge Duncan foregin..

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"seti institute" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

03:36 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"Yeah, that's a very funny, but it's a very controversial topic because there are some people who would like to broadcast into space. I think you know, we're doing all this listening and that's indeed what the SETI institute does. We listen. We don't broadcast anything, but you know, you could. You could just, you know, aim a radio beam at some nearby star, and instead of sending them a Beatles song is NASA did once just say, hey, we're the earth links, and we'd love to get in touch. You know, he could just do that and hope to get a response trouble is most ours are quite far away. So to take a long time before you get a response, if you get one at all, but there are other people say, forget that part of it. The real problem is that it's dangerous because you tip them off that we're here. And if they tend to be aggressive, they are aggressive, you know, they'll, they'll put together their battle fleet and send it to earth and you know, blow up the planet just on a bet. I, I don't find that very credible in terms of being theory, but you don't might not want to take the risk. The only thing is, of course we are broadcasting into space all the time. Anyhow, because of the radars at our airports just to name one thing I have to ask this. I'm worried about what you're going to say to me for asking you this, but should any of our listeners discover alien. What should they do? Well, people call me up every day in many of them have cleaned it, they've discovered aliens. So in that case, I usually suggest to begin with why they calling me about it. But the other thing I said, yes. What did you make any pictures. Photos. So you're one of those scientists like proof and and research and and then solid theories, those scientists, proof, insci-, look. I mean, you know, the science counts, not your opinion, but the data, right one, third of the public thinks that the liens are here on earth. One, third, one percent. It's one, third, okay. I mean, it's the same percentage that believe that they're ghosts are real and stuff like that. It would be extraordinarily interesting if it were true, but I don't think it's true. I don't think the data are very good. What's going on at this new cycle in the last year where they're saying we have seen aliens, but who's saying that the New York Times didn't they write an article but how we have seen aliens? No. The New York Times did have a front page article. It was below the fold, but it was front page in December in which they reported on a secret Pentagon study to investigate strange aerial phenomena. In other words, UFO's. Right? And they ran it costs twenty two million dollars. And after five years they shut it down. Why did they shut it down? Well, what they say is because it didn't find anything very interesting that there is, I guess there two videos that you can find online with trouble that you know show something funny scene or photograph by the infrared camera on some navy fighter planes. And indeed they're, they're interesting videos, but they. I think it's going a little bit far to say they are conclusive proof that we're being visited. This has been so fascinating to talk to. I mean, you know, in a way you've crushed a little bit of our hopes of finding little green men. But I think also just reignited how exciting it is to see this vast, unexplored territory that you are trying to figure out what is out there. And I think it would be amazing to find pond scum. I think what we should make a pond scum movie. It wouldn't be as cute as ET, but I feel like maybe it's more realistic. And everybody could relate because after all, just about everybody is encountered pond scum. But in the bathtub. Well, thank you very much. It's been a joy to talking. Okay..

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"seti institute" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

How Did This Get Made?

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on How Did This Get Made?

"Okay. I think it's time to talk to somebody who's like crazy. Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy smart about all things alien in that would be Dr. Seth Shostak and Seth Shostak Oma God. I'm like so excited. He said yesterday on the show, he is the senior astronomer for the SETI institute. Instead, if you guys don't know since the search for extraterrestrial life is two. And we're, let's just ask him everything saving his real deal scoop on aliens from him. Okay. I want to start with the biggest question. Is there life on other planets? Well, the answer to that question Amy is we don't know the answer to that question we think is because if not, then you know, as Jody foster would said, it's a tremendous waste of space there about a trillion planets in our galaxy. It's hard to believe that all of them are sterile. And even if you think that, well, there's there trillion other galaxies each with a trillion planets. And so unless there's something truly miraculous about the earth, we've got plenty of cosmic company. Well, the me ask you what you think would happen if there was some sort of contact with an alien creature. I mean, we just watched ET and clearly the government gets involved on a very intense level. Do you, what do you think the protocol would be? Would we would be Reverend or would we. Want to be capturing this creature or or Alleyen? Well, look in the film ET Lee and his buddies came to earth to pick some plants and in the end they eventually they ended up playing with the kids. I don't know if they would have mounted in interstellar expedition just to do that, but apparently they did, you know, that is an encounter of if you will. The third time where where you actually meet the aliens, they actually land in. I mean, maybe New Mexico just to name a random place. They want to interact with us or maybe go to a good Mexican restaurant. Who knows? But look, there's not going to be any protocol anymore. I mean, you know, for us to capture them, take them hostage or something. That's that's a bit like saying that you know what the air walk Indians of the Caribbean. Shoulda done. When Columbus landed in fourteen ninety two, they should've taken him prisoner. They should have just grabbed him. They should've had a protocol in place to any Europeans land here. Let's just around them and take them away. Now they might have actually been able to do that, but we're not going to be able to do that with any aliens come here because if they can come here, their technology is so far in advance of ours. It would be like, well, the walk Indians taking on, you know, the modern US military, they're not gonna win. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on..

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"seti institute" Discussed on Oh No Ross and Carrie

Oh No Ross and Carrie

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on Oh No Ross and Carrie

"Yeah, good point. That's a good deal when you think of it that way. Yeah. How much does the SETI institute spend every year? I that more than eleven dollars, I would imagine. So though they lost their federal funding some point now they have to do fundraising because politicians don't get it. Then we sat down on these chairs, bright blue folding chairs, and they were uncomfortable use set next to Caroline, your friend, they were uncomfortable. My boat was uncomfortable meditation chairs. That's all right. Yes. I'm friend Caroline, and I thought I'm not going to sit right next to Kerry I'm going to go sit across from carry two seats over. Whoa. Whoa, whoa, that's right next to my new buddy who's sitting next to me. He's like a good soul. Yeah, I don't think we learned his name. It was Sean. Oh, that's generic enough name. No one is going to find John. It is come on Wallis Sean, nice guy, and they kept saying, oh, we'll wait for a few more people to get here. Wait for a few more and a few more did show up. Yes, by the time always said in retentive on. Yeah, including the people from the store who come to sit down and join us as well on the floor. But there were only I think three of those. I was almost tempted to sit down on the floor as well was to not comfortable, but we were gonna get going pretty fast. So Matthew, who's going to lead the sex or Cise came by and he said, hey, maybe pick up a stone from around the store. You might be tempted to bide afterward. That's fine, but it can help direct your energy and really amplify this experience. So.

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"seti institute" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

.NET Rocks!

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

"Way back to nineteen fifty in fine gentleman the name of enrico fermi who who's a tomek scientists man who helped build the atomic bomb and was involved in all that and he's the he's the the the name the fermi paradox hey him yeah that's simple version of it is where are they creating quote but in those nineteen fifties you know before we've we're just starting to launch satellites we're starting to really look up at the sky in a different way look into the stars of different way and just doing the back of the napkin math there's so many stars there must be other civilizations out there the where are they well you know and the first thing that comes to mind when i try to answer that question is these stars are have so much space between them that it's pro it's unlikely that anything's in our neighborhood that has to be civilized enough you know to because time doesn't mean anything right they could be starting civilizations they could be ancient civilizations they could they have to be able to survive and thrive long enough to be able to build interstellar spacecraft well i think long before they build spacecraft just communicating right would be an issue problem so the formalization of exam exactly what you're describing carl comes from a man by the name of frank drake another rockstar scientists right and he formed at the first meeting of the seti institute yep which is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence carl sagan was there i really this was the the core of all in sixty one didn't he have some math like the drake equation or something which is an estimated the number of possible civilizations in the milky the drake equation breaks down like this the number of intelligent lifeforms out there that we could communicate with which gray qualifier yeah is made up of a set of probabilities the rate of star formation in our in our galaxy the fraction of those stars that have planets yeah the number of planets capable of supporting life the fraction of those planets where life actually evolves the fraction of that life that develops intelligence right the fraction of.

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"seti institute" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

.NET Rocks!

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on .NET Rocks!

"Way back to nineteen fifty in fine gentleman the name of enrico fermi who who's a tomek scientists man who helped build the atomic bomb and was involved in all that and he's the he's the the the name the fermi paradox hey him yeah that's simple version of it is where are they creating quote but in those nineteen fifties you know before we've we're just starting to launch satellites we're starting to really look up at the sky in a different way look into the stars of different way and just doing the back of the napkin math there's so many stars there must be other civilizations out there the where are they well you know and the first thing that comes to mind when i try to answer that question is these stars are have so much space between them that it's pro it's unlikely that anything's in our neighborhood that has to be civilized enough you know to because time doesn't mean anything right they could be starting civilizations they could be ancient civilizations they could they have to be able to survive and thrive long enough to be able to build interstellar spacecraft well i think long before they build spacecraft just communicating right would be an issue problem so the formalization of exam exactly what you're describing carl comes from a man by the name of frank drake another rockstar scientists right and he formed at the first meeting of the seti institute yep which is the search for extraterrestrial intelligence carl sagan was there i really this was the the core of all in sixty one didn't he have some math like the drake equation or something which is an estimated the number of possible civilizations in the milky the drake equation breaks down like this the number of intelligent lifeforms out there that we could communicate with which gray qualifier yeah is made up of a set of probabilities the rate of star formation in our in our galaxy the fraction of those stars that have planets yeah the number of planets capable of supporting life the fraction of those planets where life actually evolves the fraction of that life that develops intelligence right the fraction of.

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"seti institute" Discussed on Think Again

Think Again

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"seti institute" Discussed on Think Again

"Your connect them into outer space at the speed of light no booster rockets no weightlessness no accidents no radiation the deal with in one second you're on the moon in 20 minutes iran mars in eight hours you're hunt pluto and in four years you're in the nearest star so it then goes into some sort of mechanical some robot are yachting is downloaded into a mechanical avatar which could be superhuman why not wake up one day in the body of a superman breathing noxious atmospheric gases of a strange planet soaring into this guy like superman because you have the mind of a human but the body of a super robot and so we may be able to colonize the universe this way in fact i personally believe that maybe it already exists may need the aliens have already built a highway throughout the galaxy by wish they send their souls on this superhighway freeway maybe it already exists alien life could be millions of years ahead of us as easy because the universe is over thirteen billion years old maybe that's why they don't you slang saucers and land on the white house lawn to abduct people because they already can shoot their consciousness throughout the galaxy and to those sceptics who may be wondering why we've seen no evidence of this there might be a kind of prime directives sort of thing like in star track where they just don't want to interfere with us little guys that's right if you're in a forest you don't necessarily want to interact with a squirrels and their dear and the floors and so in the same way if they have a superhighway of laser beams shooting seoul's across the galaxy what do we have to offer them then i can understand shakespeare than i can understand the great works of our our novelists the knocked under center music so why should they interact with us they may simply leave us alone my ten year old son and i i've been reading your book together and when we talked about the connect tome idea he said it's lake city bikes this is a new york.

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