Rerouting... Rerouting

Big Picture Science Radio Show - Rerouting... Rerouting

With GPS, we can navigate unfamiliar cities. Without GPS, we might not find our way home. Scientists say that our reliance on dashboard devices is eroding our ability to create cognitive maps, even to see landmarks or the scenery. But a GPS-dependent app can also turn a ho-hum flight into a geology expedition, and animals tagged with GPS sensors reveal their surprising migration routes. Find out where crocodiles go, and even where phytoplankton wander. Plus, a man who is still creating new paper maps.
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a signal at space aliens
Humankind just beamed a signal at space aliens. Was that a bad idea?
In a valley eight miles southeast of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, a radar antenna has just transmitted a short bit of radio programming to potential alien listeners: some specially composed electronic music and a tutorial about geometry and the use of binary numbers.
November 22, 2017
Why is it so cold on Pluto?
A new paper in Nature, co-authored by SETI Institute scientist Hiroshi Imanaki, lead author, Xi Zhang, University of Santa Cruz, explains that haze is the cause of Pluto’s cold temperature.
November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017
SETI Institute Fellow, Edna DeVore, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS is recognizing Edna for her distinguished contributions to astronomy education and to the professional communities working to increase appreciation for and understanding of the universe.

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - November 6 – November 12, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
November 15, 2017
fyberonmars November 14, 2017
The Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and FYBR Solutions Inc. (FYBR) are announcing a new partnership with the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) for the research and development of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technologies and applications for future Mars exploration.

October 2017 SETI Institute Activity Report
This newly expanded activity report covers all work of the SETI Institute to provide a more holistic overview of the impact of our work.
November 09, 2017