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Editors' Review

by   / November 08, 2008

This interesting screensaver doubles as a science experiment. SETI@home (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home) uses the idle time of hundreds of thousands of computers to analyze data about radio or light signals emanating from the vicinity of 30,000 sunlike stars that might indicate intelligent life.

The analysis of the data results in a colorful readout on your desktop, with graphs as well as status displays of your computer's part in the project. The graphics don't move, so you might want to set your monitor to power down after a certain amount of time. The allure, of course, is that your computer may be the one to finally make contact with other life forms. Whether the project succeeds or not, this screensaver provides some nice-looking graphics, a way to get involved in science, and a great conversation starter when others look at your desktop.

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Editors' Review

by   / November 08, 2008

This interesting screensaver doubles as a science experiment. SETI@home (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home) uses the idle time of hundreds of thousands of computers to analyze data about radio or light signals emanating from the vicinity of 30,000 sunlike stars that might indicate intelligent life.

The analysis of the data results in a colorful readout on your desktop, with graphs as well as status displays of your computer's part in the project. The graphics don't move, so you might want to set your monitor to power down after a certain amount of time. The allure, of course, is that your computer may be the one to finally make contact with other life forms. Whether the project succeeds or not, this screensaver provides some nice-looking graphics, a way to get involved in science, and a great conversation starter when others look at your desktop.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home
Publisher web site http://www.setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
Release Date August 15, 2013
Date Added August 15, 2013
Version 7.0.64

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 8.04MB
File Name boinc_7.0.64_windows_intelx86.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 693,810
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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