SETI@home: Discover ET Using Your Home Computer

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Dan Werthimer describes the role of the SETI@home project in the search for extraterrestrials. He explains how data from the world's largest telescope is being analyzed by millions of networked computers around the world. The SETI@home software has created "the biggest supercomputer on the planet."


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Dan Werthimer is chief scientist of SETI@home and of several radio and optical SETI programs at the University of California, Berkeley.

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