Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research and secrets of animal regeneration

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 - In an exclusive podcast for, Dr. David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, discusses our violent Earth. He explains why earthquakes, severe weather, and other aspects of the dynamic environment may be necessary for life to exist. See article.
g Life - Researchers have demonstrated that flatworms are able to regenerate their excretory system from scratch. The findings could provide clues about the evolutionary origin of mammalian kidneys and the processes behind organ maintenance and regeneration. See article.
g Message - The Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research, or CASPER is a research group at UC Berkeley working on improving the design of radio astronomy instrumentation, including SETI instruments. See article.

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