From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:56:51 -0500 Archived: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:56:51 -0500 Subject: Could Aliens Be Sending Us Signals? Source: TimeMagazine.Com http://tinyurl.com/bop9dxb Nov. 28, 2012 Flickering Stars: Could Aliens Be Sending Us Signals? By Michael D. Lemonick When scientists go out looking for research funding, it helps if their projects aren't all that exciting. Excitement usually goes with the most speculative, cutting-edge science, but funding agencies usually prefer to put their money on projects that seem likely to bear fruit. "You pretty much have to demonstrate that you've already done half the work to demonstrate it's feasible," says Lucianne Walkowicz, a postdoctoral fellow in astrophysics based at Princeton University. By that standard, Walkowicz's latest project shouldn't be getting any funding at all. She wants to conduct a search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), not by doing anything so conventional as listening for radio transmissions =E1 la Jodie Foster in Contact, or watching for flashes of laser light. Instead, she wants to see if ET's are somehow manipulating the light coming from their stars so that they wink at us =97 a long shot if ever there was one, especially since she has no clue how they might go about it. (More: How You =97 Or Anyone =97 Can Help Find ET) But thanks to a program titled New Frontiers In Astronomy And Cosmology, funded by the John Templeton foundation and administered by the University of Chicago, Walkowicz is getting her chance. [More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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