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Fraser
2008-Mar-05, 08:50 PM
It's one of the biggest questions in all humanity: are we alone in the Universe? Either way, the answer is significant. And so, scientists are searching for intelligence out there. Huge arrays of radio telescopes, like the Allen Array scan the skies for radio broadcasts. And researchers have also proposed that aliens might be using [...]

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Noclevername
2008-Mar-06, 01:59 AM
It has been suggested that advanced civilizations might deliberately choose neutrinos for communications because it shuts out the very young, and not mature civilizations from the galactic conversation.

Oh, please. Who suggested this, Gene Roddenberry? Are aliens following the Prime directive? It makes for a cute science-fiction scenario, but realistically, distance and physics, along with the limited sensing and processing powers of a "primitive" civilization, will almost certainly provide all the built-in insulation needed to secure the content of interstellar communications.

GOURDHEAD
2008-Mar-06, 03:20 AM
In order to transmit intelligence, one would have to be able to modulate the neutrino "carrier beam" and the receiving station would have to be able to demodulate it. Such taxks won't be easy.

Noclevername
2008-Mar-06, 03:37 AM
Such taxks won't be easy.

For us. But those who use it regularly would presumably have more practice. :D

trinitree88
2008-Mar-06, 06:47 PM
For us. But those who use it regularly would presumably have more practice. :D

It ought to show up in LIGO data.

Ilya
2008-Mar-06, 07:56 PM
It ought to show up in LIGO data.

How? LIGO detects gravity waves, not neutrinos.