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SETI Institute has a consumer rating of 4.75 stars from 4 reviews indicating that most consumers are generally satisfied with their purchases. SETI Institute also ranks 5th among Space sites.

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“I've been involved with SETI ever since I was a kid”

Miles C.
7/12/13

I've been involved with SETI ever since I was a kid. Carl Sagan was a hero and his knowledge and the passion he had for SETI was a key reason why I went on to study science. SETI has an important mission and is always struggling for funding. It's a valuable organization that is trying to advance science and the understanding of the universe.

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milesc14
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
July 12th, 2013
I've been involved with SETI ever since I was a kid. Carl Sagan was a hero and his knowledge and the passion he had for SETI was a key reason why I went on to study science.

SETI has an important mission and is always struggling for funding. It's a valuable organization that is trying to advance science and the understanding of the universe.
jeremyg
106 reviews
555 helpful votes
April 22nd, 2008
Help in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence - Sound crazy? Sure! But you can help SETI scan narrow-bandwidth radio signal data by downloading the *******@home screensaver. Basically, while your computer is idle (while you're not working) *******@home uses your computer to process data and send it back to SETI. You can read more about it and download the screen saver here: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php
robinl24
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
November 1st, 2013
SETI researches are very important to human society. It deserves our supports.
chriso1
654 reviews
3,240 helpful votes
October 9th, 2009
The role of the SETI institute is to research and educate about life in the universe, where it comes from, how it survives, and why, despite our spending the last 35 years transmitting the American Top 40 into the ether, nobody out there has got back to us.

The main work of the Institute revolves around developing new and better ways to search the universe for that elusive hint that we aren't alone. It supports research into how life formed here and how it might form elsewhere, in other environments. And in keeping with modern developments on Earth, it even has a Twitter account that you may use to post your message to aliens if and when we find any (http://twitter.com/SETiEarthSpeaks). It poses some challenging questions too: if we meet aliens, what do we say? How do we say it? What are they likely to understand? Will they be wearing digital watches?

The *******@home project, which many associate with the SETI Institute, is not actually an Institute project at all but one run out of the University of California at Berkeley. In brief, for the last ten years they've been encouraging home computer users to run some software in the background and when their machines are idle. That sofware searches radio telescope data, looking for signals from intelligent life.

Ironically, I used to run the *******@home software, back when it first started up and I had a comparatively slow machine (ahh... the good old days. A 386 cpu and an 80Mb hard drive and yes that's megabytes, not gigabytes, for all you young'uns out there). Now I have a machine faster than anyone's wildest dreams back then, but I haven't kept it up. Maybe because back then, there was a tantalizing possibility that someone was going to find the burst of narrow-band data that signaled the discovery of E. T, and it might well be ME. So the excitement was still there. Ten years on, the hope is the same but some of the glamor has gone out of it. Little men, green or otherwise, haven't sent us anything we can understand. Not yet. On the other hand, the populations of many local star systems have been receiving I Love Lucy for some time now, and they may be thinking exactly the same thing.

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