Monday, January 04, 2010

Plausibility of ‘Avatar’ and help SETI discover ETI

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Life - For a brief span of time, about 542 million years ago, the world belonged to the Ediacarans, a group of life forms so physiologically unique that biologists have considered giving them their own taxonomic kingdom.. See article.
g Intelligence - Some Neanderthals probably were redheads, DNA reveals. See article. Note: This article is from 2006.
g Message - Want to help SETI discover alien life? If you haven’t already done so, download the free SETI at Home software. Using Internet-connected computers, the program downloads and analyzes radio telescope data on your desktop when it is idle. The program has been so successful in plowing through data that other scientific researchers, especially in medicine, are adopting it to their fields. Click here for the program.
g Cosmicus - A new website is giving amateur and professional astronomers formal mechanisms for reporting unexplained phenomena they observe in the night sky. The site will contribute toward a better understanding of transient phenomena occurring in the atmosphere. See article.
g Imagining - Since 1977 we’ve discovered over 400 planets orbiting others stars. We have reconnoitered the solar system. Base on today’s knowledge, what about “Avatar” is scientifically plausible or implausible? See article.

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