Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pi GHz and a new species of yeast

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - Scientists agree, in no uncertain terms, that the Moon did not cause the earthquake in Japan. Understanding the causes and effects of earthquakes is important for astrobiologists who are trying to determine how events on Earth will shape life's future on our planet. See article.
g Life - A new species of yeast has been discovered in the Maquipucuna cloud forest nature reserve in Ecuador. The finding provides new information about the diversity of life, and could help in developing technologies for producing 'bio-energy' in the future. See article.
g Intelligence - A new microscope has decoded the complexity of eye circuitry. See article.
g Message - Is there any good reason to look for intelligently generated extraterrestrial emissions in the spectrum at Pi GHz or 3.141...GHz. See article.

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