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No Alien Signals Detected in Kepler SETI Search

In an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrials, SETI astronomers have completed their first “directed” search. Unfortunately, it turned up no evidence of transmitting aliens. But that’s hardly surprising.

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Franklin Antonio, co-founder and chief scientist of the telecommunications company Qualcomm, has donated $3.5 million to the SETI Institute. That’s pretty awesome. Funds will be used to expand the Allen Telescope Array (ATA). Seems fitting that Qualcomm should step in with much-needed funding — detecting ET’s phone call will notch up some heavy long-distance charges…