von Neumann probe

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

In a recent report, researchers with the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center recommend that we search for extraterrestrial intelligence here…

1 week ago

Before we Develop Self-Replicating Machines to Explore the Universe, we Should Figure out how to Turn Them off Again

In a recent study, aerospace engineer Prof. Alex Ellery proposes a biologically-inspired method that could keep self-replicating robots from running…

2 months ago

Why Would an Alien Civilization Send Out Von Neumann Probes? Lots of Reasons, says a new Study

A new study takes a look at Von Neumann probes and asks the really important questions: "why would aliens send…

7 months ago

If Alien Probes are Already in the Solar System, Maybe we Could Detect Them Calling Home

According to a new study, alien probes may permeate the galaxy, and could be detected in the Solar System when…

11 months ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

12 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VI: What is the Berserker Hypothesis?

In our latest installment, we explore the possibility that the reason we haven't heard from aliens is because they've been…

2 years ago

Maybe Self-Replicating Robot Probes are Destroying Each Other. That’s Why We Don’t See Them

A new study takes a look at the Fermi Paradox by considering the possibility that alien von Neumann probes could…

4 years ago

Where Are All The Alien Robots?

As you know, I’m obsessed about the Fermi Paradox. Where are all the aliens? But an even stranger question is:…

6 years ago