16 February 2006

Web Users Help SETI

Having trouble finding intelligent life down here on Earth?

Maybe it’s time to look outside the box. The SETI project has enlisted the help of web users. Volunteers download a screen saver that sifts through and decodes cosmic radio signals during downtime. Over 5 million have volunteered so far. Now there are even other scientific programs (proteomics, e.g.) than people can hitch their computers up to to help out.

Grassroots supercomputing… very nice!

1 comment:

Libertarian Jason said...

They started doing this almost 10 years ago... It is a great idea...