"At the Royal Society in London today, the famed physicist and Russian tech billionaire Yuri Milner announced the launch of a $100-million initiative to search for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth, BBC News reported. The initiative -- part of the Breakthrough Initiatives group -- is named Breakthrough Listen. "With Breakthrough Listen, we’re committed to bringing the Silicon Valley approach to the search for intelligent life in the universe," Milner said in a written statement. "Our approach to data will be open and taking advantage of the problem-solving power of social networks."... Milner said the search will be transparent and will rely on open-source software so that its findings can be shared with space enthusiasts around the world."
Monday, July 20, 2015
Stephen Hawking, Russian Billionaire Launch New Alien-Hunting Effort; Huffington Post, 7/20/15
Jacqueline Howard, Huffington Post; Stephen Hawking, Russian Billionaire Launch New Alien-Hunting Effort: