With All Our Mites

Big Picture Science Radio Show: With All Our Mites

You can’t see ‘em, but your face is a festival of face mites. And a new study finds that hundreds of different tiny spiders, beetles, make your home their home. Most are harmless, even beneficial. But bed bugs are pests and the sequencing of their genome may help us end their nightly nuisance. So when it comes to bugs, when do we accommodate and when do we attack?
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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
NASA HAUGHTON-MARS PROJECT: NEW PARTNERSHIP ON MARS DRONE APPLICATIONS RESEARCH
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.
where in the worlds
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Oct 23 - Nov 5, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
November 09, 2017

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
eclipse glasses
New Life for Old Eclipse Glasses
This past August, people across the United States were thrilled to witness one of nature’s most breath-taking spectacles – a total eclipse of the sun.
November 08, 2017
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Here's What E.T. Could Actually Look Like
Consider that microbes ruled Earth for three billion years until these highly individualistic organisms could successfully subdue their “me, me, me” lifestyles to join with other cells to make more complex life forms.
November 08, 2017

News and Announcements

  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, Searching for Extremophiles
Part 2 of The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking. You meet Bill Diamond, President and CEO at SETI Institute, Dr Dale Andersen, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute and Dr Penny Boston, Director for Astrobiology Institute, NASA.
  MAKING CONTACT: SETI Artists in Residence Program Inaugural Group Show at NUMU Los Gatos thru March 5th, 2017.
SETI AIR SHOW: Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 11:00am – Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 5:00pm . This group exhibition features artists from the SETI Artist in Residence (AIR) program.
  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, trailers released
In the coming weeks, the SETI Institute will release some of the short videos and trailers developed in house at the SETI Institute by our Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun as part of the project The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking which deals with the contemporary debates on astrobiology and terraforming.
  New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish
The next target for NASA’s New Horizons mission -- which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015 -- apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.
  SETI Institute Scientists Head to the 48th Annual DPS Meeting
The following is a list of posters and presentations by SETI Institute scientists attending the DPS meeting in Pasadena, CA, October 16-21, 2016.
  Free "Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" Talk on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 7 pm, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: “Spacetime Symphony: Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 17th year.
  October 5 - outburst of October Camelopardalids
The dust trail of an unknown long-period comet wandered in Earth's path on October 5.
  Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’
The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect have shifted from the aliens’ existence to their deportment. Maybe they’re dangerous.
  ISO International Space Orchestra - 17500 people were there!
Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl
  Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array
SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local time.

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