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         What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
SETI@home is in the midst of our Fall 2006 fundraising drive. We are working on several exciting projects and we need your help.


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Keep your computer busy when SETI@home has no work - participate in other BOINC-based projects.

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February 1, 2007
We're currently in the middle of network/database testing. Connections to our web and data servers may be intermittent.

January 15, 2007
We are experiencing a database problem that is leading to erratic work distribution. We will run diagnostics and rebuild the affected tables(s) tomorrow.

January 6, 2007
MySpace members: check out the BOINC on MySpace group.

January 3, 2007
We recovered from database problems over the past weekend. This was resulting in erratic workunit downloads. More in Tech News.

December 4, 2006
BOINC's new Online Help system lets you get help from volunteers by talking with them using Skype. Volunteers speak several languages.


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