‘Contact’ and The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: An Epic Tech’s Message Special

For this special science, astronomy and sci-fi themed episode of Tech's Message, we're joined by three very knowledgeable guests to discuss the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, interplanetary travel, and the science behind science fiction, based on the themes raised in Carl Sagan's book and film Contact: Dr Pamela Gay: Astrophysicist and Director of Technology and Citizen Science at the Astronomical…

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‘First contact’ protocols: Are we ready for alien communication?

More reports than ever before are constantly being filed from people claiming to have seen Unidentified Flying Objects, while alien abduction stories continue to make waves as well. And, even though alien and UFO hunters like Scott Waring may believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are real, science has allegedly yet to prove any alien sightings or…

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Alien using light beams for communication

Scientists and researchers are focused on detecting signals or signs as that are believed to be the most likely form of communication. However, a new collaboration between SETI’s Breakthrough Listen project and a massive gamma-ray observatory called ‘VERITAS’ has expanded the search radius for alien communication. Instead of searching for radio signals, that focuses will now be looking out for…

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