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Sep. 29, 2017 Puerto Rico The Climate Change State

Puerto Rico is recovering from several hurricanes. They need everything we can give them. It is time to discuss statehood. I know there are people who give very persuasive arguments for independence, but there is an advantage to belonging to a larger union in face of larger problems. If Puerto Rico was a state, it would have two senators and a several congressional representatives working with their colleagues to get help for their constituents. Puerto Rico has given us much, it is time to give back.

Copyright 2017 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

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Apr. 28, 2011 SDF SETI Tarter

April 28, 2011 in Santa Clara at Oracle, the SDForum Tech Women Evening Program hosted Jill Tarter, Director of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). She talked about the SETI Institute mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe since 1985. On Project Phoenix, Tarter scrutinized about 750 nearby star systems using telescopes in Australia, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. The scientist character played by Jodie Foster in the movie “Contact” is largely based on Tarter.

Now Tarter heads up the the Center for SETI Research efforts to build and operate the Allen Telescope Array of 350 antennas that are each 6 meters in diameter. This telescope will increase the speed and spectral search range of the hunt for signals.  While she believes we now have the tools, SETI needs funding to do the job. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is now a search for terrestrial funding.

Anyone interested in SETI research can visit their site at seti.org.

Copyright 2011 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

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