1. "Rearranging Stars to Communicate with Aliens" <http://discovermagazine.com/2008/feb/rearranging-stars-to-communicate- with-aliens> "This month I seriously propose that we begin the process of reposition- ing the sun and other nearby stars in order to send signals to aliens, and that we begin the search for signs that aliens might have done the same for our benefit." 2. "NASA beams Beatles 'Across the Universe'" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/05/2154343.htm> "An intergalactic celebration of The Beatles will be launched with the beaming of their peace anthem Across the Universe into outer space." 3. "Voyager Golden Record" [Wikipedia] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record> "The Voyager Golden Record is a phonograph record included in the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. It contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. It is intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or far future humans, that may find it." 4. "Beamed blogs to 'connect with extraterrestrials'" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1417975.htm> "Alien life forms will have something new to read with the commencement of a service that will beam blogger's online rantings into outer space" 5. "Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence" [Wikipedia] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_with_Extraterrestrial_ Intelligence> "Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is a branch of SETI research that focuses on composing and deciphering messages that could theoretically be understood by another technological civilization. The best-known CETI experiment was the 1974 Arecibo message composed by Frank Drake and Carl Sagan. CETI research has focused on three broad areas: mathematical languages, pictorial systems such as the Arecibo message, and algorithmic communication systems (ACETI)." 6. "Scientists to send baby fish into space" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/09/2158495.htm> "Scientists plan to launch 60 tiny fish on a zero gravity rocket ride from above the Arctic Circle on Monday to try to plumb the secrets of motion sickness." 7. "Japanese scientists make paper planes for space" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/07/2157295.htm> "A spacecraft made of folded paper zooming through the skies may sound far-fetched, but Japanese scientists plan to launch paper planes from the International Space Station to see if they make it back to Earth."
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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