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Tag: Extraterrestial Intelligence

Is Anyone out There: The Hundred-Million Dollar “Breakthrough: Listen” Project

This Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture features Dan Werthimer of the University of California, who talk about the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe and how we might detect signals from an alien civilization. Dr. Werthimer describes current and future projects searching for such signals, including the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project. …

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Wendover Productions: How to Make First Contact

Are we alone? Are there aliens out there? If so, how do we find them? Once we find them, how do we contact them? And once we contact them, how do we actually communicate with them?  

PBS: Space Time | Have They Seen Us?

Are aliens watching Earth TV? We’d like to credit the SKA Organization for the image used in the thumbnail.  

PBS: | Space Time | Are We Alone? Galactic Civilization Challenge

The Drake Equation tells us the likelihood that there are other advanced technological civilizations waiting for us among the stars. In this episode of Space Time we challenge you to use the Drake Equation to help us determine how near or far these alien races may be. Everything we’ve learned about our universe tells us …

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SETI Institute: The Search for Life Beyond Earth and Science of the SETI Institute – Bill Diamond

The longest recorded case of hiccups lasted for 68 years … and was caused by a falling hog. While that level of severity is extremely uncommon, most of us are no stranger to an occasional case of the hiccups. But what causes these ‘hics’ in the first place? John Cameron takes us into the diaphragm …

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TED Ed: Should we be looking for life elsewhere in the universe? – Aomawa Shields

As the number of “potentially habitable” planets that astronomers find continues to rise, we seem ever closer to answering the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” But should we be looking for life elsewhere? If we were to find life in one of these worlds, should we try to contact any beings who may …

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TomoNews: China’s gigantic 1.2 billion yuan radio telescope now ready to listen for aliens

China has officially completed its 1.2 billion yuan radio telescope, which could be the world’s largest for next one to two decades. The cost of its production is equal to roughly US$180 million. The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope is located in a natural basin in Pingtang county of Guizhou province. The telescope’s reflector is made …

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SETI Institute: When Will We Find Life Beyond Earth?

SETI Institute Panelists: Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer Mark Showalter, Senior Research Scientist Fergal Mullaly, Senior Research Scientist Hosted by Bill Diamond, President and CEO of the SETI Institute Is this the generation that will discover extraterrestrial life? Some scientists have opined that we’ll find other living beings …

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SETI Talks: The Breakthrough Initiative – Listen and Megastructures at KIC 8463 – Andrew Siemion

Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center (BSRC) at the University of California, Berkeley, will present an overview of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, 100-million-dollar, 10-year search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Dr. Siemion will also discuss other SETI efforts ongoing at the BSRC, including the successful citizen science project SETI@Home, as well as a …

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Gresham College: A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons

The ‘curious and ingenious’ men who met at Gresham College and founded the Royal Society were fascinated by the Sun and Planets; the ‘fixed stars’ were a distant mystery to them. Over succeeding centuries, cosmic horizons have expanded – largely thanks to ever more powerful instruments. So has our understanding – though each advance brings …

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Ren Wang: W A T E R D R O P

Created by Ren Wang, as he describes it; Waterdrop is a science fiction film about the second kind close encounter with aliens. A TRIBUTE TO “The Dark Forest” A NOVEL BY Cixin Liu SCREENPLAY AND MADE BY Ren Wang MUSIC FROM Sigur Rós VOICE CAST Peng Song · Bernardo Loureiro · Sara Dunham · Morgenstern …

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Shopify: Do Aliens Exist? Seth Shostak on Space Exploration | FURTHER: Episode 1

FURTHER is an original series exploring the intersection of science and humanity. In the wake of Kepler-452b, Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI Research weighs in on the potential for alien life. Producer: Marco Patricio & Vinny Verma Director: Vinny Verma & Stuart Langfield Animation: Stuart Langfield Additional Animation: Jennifer Mackie Original Composition: Jim Guthrie …

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Guardian Wires: The Breakthrough Listen launch – conference opening video

Press conference opening video of the Breakthrough Listen SETI initiative launched by Russian tycoon Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking.  

PBS: Space Time | How to Signal Aliens

PBS has a youtube channel called Space Time, and here we are presented with a variety of space themed short talks. In this episode; everyone has their own opinion as to whether or not aliens exist. But let’s assume they do for a second and we wanted to let them know we’re here!!!! How should …

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Kurz Gesagt: The Fermi Paradox 1/2 — Where Are All The Aliens?

The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe? Videos, …

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Big Think: Bill Nye’s Answer to the Fermi Paradox

The Fermi paradox states that, since there are nearly endless chances for life to evolve in the universe, civilizations must occur in some of those instances. But to date there have been no signs of these civilizations. Bill Nye has a simple yet hopeful answer to the mystery.  

Caleb Scharf: The Copernicus Complex | Are We Special in the Cosmos?

Is humanity on Earth special or unexceptional? Extraordinary discoveries in astronomy and biology have revealed a universe filled with endlessly diverse planetary systems, and a picture of life as a phenomenon intimately linked with the most fundamental aspects of physics. But just where these discoveries will lead us is not yet clear. We may need …

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Abraham (Avi) Loeb: New Search Methods for Primitive and Intelligent Life Far from Earth

Are we alone or is the universe teeming with life? is one of the most fundamental questions in science. The answer could have a dramatic impact on society and culture. Over the next decade, advances in technology will allow astronomers to address this question in new ways. Abraham (Avi) Loeb will describe a few novel …

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Big Think: Michio Kaku on Alien Brains

Michio Kaku talks about extra terrestrial brains, their potential intelligence, and capacity – in this Big Think video.  

SciShow: Cloudy With A Chance Of Aliens: How We Look for Extraterrestrial Life

What do astronomers look for when they study exoplanets for signs of alien life? Hank explains how space telescopes are already yielding tantalizing clues of what other worlds might hold — including water! — and how the next generation of technology will be able to reveal to us. SciShow discusses science news and history and …

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