Wednesday, February 28, 2007

SETI (at)home has found something...finally

For those that don't know, SETI(at)home is a project run through Berkley that networks home computers around the world in an effort to analyze data and further the search for Extra-Terrestrial life. The program has been running since 1999 and according to this article, it finally found something.

Unfortunately, it wasn't Extra-Terrestrial life that it found...rather, it found a stolen laptop. When the thief connected the laptop, the SETI program ran and the police were able to track it down using the IP addresses reported to SETI. Not alien life, but still impressive.

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