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Welcome to our new website
If you’ve visited us before, you probably notice our new look. We hope that you’ll be as inspired by the universe as we are. We are passionate about discovery and exploration, and we’re excited to share our quest with everyone.
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Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science is the weekly radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute. Hosted by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Astronomer, and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science explores modern science and technology through smart and humorous storytelling.
Frontier Development Lab
Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator established to maximize new AI technologies emerging in academia and the private sector and apply them to challenges in the space sciences.
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Drake Equation
The Drake Equation was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. Although there is no unique solution to this equation, it is a generally accepted tool used by the scientific community to examine these factors.

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Join us June 14, 2018

at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA
6:00 - 9:00PM
for the Drake Award 2018, celebrating the search for life in the universe.

Honoring Victoria S.Meadows for achievements in astrobiology.

Your evening includes appetizers, libations, and mingling with the SETI Institute’s scientists and Trustees, followed by a fascinating program that explores Dr. Meadows’ research.

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