Computer Chip Designed to Detect Alien Life

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""Although it's highly doubtful that we'll see this technology at work in our lifetime""

I am 35 and willing to bet we will discover "aliens" before i die. Think how much Science has achieved in the last 40 years... the next 40 will be amazing!
 
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But can it play....

No. I must be stronger than this. Must not say the forbidden word.
 

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[citation][nom]gekko668[/nom]@darraghcoyI'll rephrase that for you.But can Martian/aliens play Crysis?[/citation]
Even martian gpu's can't handle crysis.
 

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According to the report, the chip will use a combination of buffer solution, detergent, and high-frequency sound waves to disrupt microscopic cells found within the Martian dust. This disruption will cause the cells to release their genetic material. Chemicals in the chip then amplify the released DNA and label it with fluorescent dyes.
So this thing will beat the ground, clean it off, blast some sound, and when something finally looks up long enough to say "wtf?" it gets lit up like a christmas tree? That'd freak me out of hiding!
 

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I doubt anything more advanced than bacteria will be found on Mars if anything. However even something so simple as bacteria would be something both worth discovering and studying. If anything is out there though no matter how small I would love to live to see it.
 

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[citation][nom]turk_1000[/nom]Why would Aliens have DNA?[/citation]

Because so far, it's been one of the only things that tie all living organisms together on this Earth. (I believe there are 7) So its a good assumption that any other living creature/being/thing would have SOME sort of genetic material.
 

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^ Because scientists have come to the conclusion that since all life on Earth has DNA, even microbial life, then all potential life elsewhere must also have DNA. So basically, since it's the ONLY kind of life we know, it's the only kind we know how to detect.
 

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Nobody is going anywhere the government pulled the space programs funding, shuttle program is scrapped so chances of going to mars in my lifetime is zero.
Most of the people working at nasa were let go, i laugh at obama speach about reaching for mars ,its kind of hard without a space program.
Well this scientist better talk to the chinese because they will be the first on mars with no space program in the US.
 

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[citation][nom]wild9[/nom]I heard someone released a beta version that went into the Whitehouse only to find zero intelligence.[/citation]

Yeah, I read that one too. It was a few years ago I think.
 
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