EINSTEIN@HOME - Team FreeBSD

A team dedicated to the users of FreeBSD running BOINC under linux compatibility mode, or a native FreeBSD BOINC build. Team FreeBSD is dedicated to users of FreeBSD, but not limited to JUST the users. Anyone with the interest in developing a community of people interested in technology, open standards, NIX or BSD based operating systems are welcome and encouraged to earn credits and share ideas and conversation.

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For those of you wondering what the EINSTEIN@HOME Project is:

Einstein@Home uses your computer's idle time to search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors, the Arecibo radio telescope, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. Einstein@Home volunteers have already discovered more than a dozen new neutron stars, and we hope to find many more in the future. If you want to participate, please follow the "Join Team FreeBSD" instructions below. It takes just a minute or two to sign up, and little or no maintenance to keep Einstein@Home running. Einstein@Home is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh OS X computers, and Android devices.


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EINSTEIN@HOME Report on the first S5 Analysis
EINSTEIN@HOME Arecibo Binary Radio Pulsar (Re-)Detections
EINSTEIN@HOME Arecibo Mock Spectrometer Pulsar Search [ALFA]
EINSTEIN@HOME Parkes Multibeam Survey Data
EINSTEIN@HOME Gamma-Ray Pulsar Discoveries

EINSTEIN@HOME - Team FreeBSD

Join Team FreeBSD and participate in the EINSTEIN@HOME project. To participate in the EINSTEIN@HOME project first download and install BOINC from here. Next, run BOINC, attach to the project Einstein@home (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/) and enter an email address and password. This will create your account. Registration is closed to other methods such as website account creation. To Join the FreeBSD team head on over to our team page FreeBSD, login, then click on 'Join this team'. Keep your boxes blazed!

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Einstein@Home at UWM.EDU Website Relaunch


21 July, 2016 12:27 CST6CDT

Einstein@Home will be re-launching their website with a modern content management system.  This means that many links on the FreeBSD team page (this website) will break and may return a 404 if they are not redirected.

The Einstein@Home website developers/maintainers will likely make additional changes to resources after the initial migration to Drupal including the BOINC related pages and layout.  I will try to keep up with the changes of locations on this site but it may take time.

I believe this will help the Einstein@Home project in a whole.  More visitors will be attracted to the information related to the project and should also have a more pleasant experience with the process of getting involved.

This is their release plan:

  • July 20th: first public announcement
  • July 25th: release plan update / heads-up
  • July 29th: final heads-up
  • August 1st-5th: website downtime / data migration / relaunch

Please be aware that the UWM Einstein@Home website will not be available during the first week of August and possibly longer depending on the state of the website migration.


Gravitational Waves Explained


09 July, 2016 02:13 CST6CDT

Henry Reich from the YouTube channel minutephysics has released a new video about gravitational wave basics. It explains how gravitational waves are generated, why we need very, very sensitive detectors like the Advanced LIGO instruments and how everybody can help searching for gravitational waves. You guessed it: by running Einstein@Home. - New minutephysics video about gravitational waves and Einstein@Home


Welcome to our Team


27 April, 2016 23:06 CST6CDT

Welcome to our team Frankenbox, you are among friends! Keep your boxes blazed!


Welcome to our Team


19 February, 2016 06:51 CST6CDT

Welcome to our team Kevin, you are among friends! Keep your boxes blazed!


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''It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure'' -- Albert Einstein

My name is Andy Wright - the founder, but really the creator of Team FreeBSD. If you want me to add any links, or have any questions or inclinations for such things related to our group (or to just say hi) - send me an e-mail: einstein@extracted.org or irc://myside@irc.freenode.net

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07/28/2016 05:17 AM
Mysterious Baby Star Throws a Tantrum... Alone
Stars usually form in dense stellar nurseries with many other stars for company, but a baby star has been found by itself, erupting in a void with no siblings in sight.

07/28/2016 05:10 AM
First Launch of NASA's New Megarocket On Track for 2018
The first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket remains on schedule for the fall of 2018 despite delays in one key element of the Orion spacecraft it will launch.

07/28/2016 05:04 AM
Otherworldly Beauty: Astronomy Photography Contest Highlights Astounding Shots
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced its shortlist of entries, from more than 4,500 submissions. Here are a few of our favorites, including some starry skies over snowy landscapes, and colorful deep-space objects.

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07/28/2016 01:35 PM
Mulching plus remediation corrects contaminated lawns
A study compared the effectiveness of combining mulching with remediation for reseeding lawns damaged by diesel and hydraulic fluid spills. Reseeding perennial ryegrass and mulching with peat pellets after remediation with either humic amendment or activated charcoal resulted in acceptable turf quality six weeks after fluid spills. The method was determined effective and recommended for use with other cool-season turfgrasses.

07/28/2016 09:22 AM
Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths
Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a new study.

07/27/2016 03:24 PM
Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks
Researchers are developing a new space boot with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over obstacles. A preliminary study was designed to determine what types of stimuli, administered to what parts of the foot, could provide the best navigation cues.

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07/21/2016 09:49 AM
UWM networking maintenance
There is a need to upgrade the networking equipment at UWM and we want to do so before the new Web site launch. As a result, the Einstein@Home project will be down on Monday July 25, 2016; starting at 1300 UTC. That's 1500 for most Europeans and 0900 for East-coast North America. It's our hope that the network downtime will be less than 20 minutes.

During this time the Einstein@Home project will be off and the Web site will be unavailable.

07/20/2016 05:10 AM
Upcoming website relaunch
After a long time of development and testing we're ready to relaunch our website!

The new site will feature a new design that's much improved over the current more than 10-year-old set of pages. The current Einstein@Home website is neither visually appealing by today's standards, nor is it particularly accessible because of the current structuring of information. First time visitors and potential new volunteers can be confused and we want to avoid that of course. We want to release a fully revamped website with an entirely new modern design as well as a complete overhaul of how we present information - all with an improved user-experience in mind.

Secondly, the current Einstein@Home website maintenance has always been cumbersome. Many content changes require a change of code! That's not the best way to get scientists to add or update content, like blogging about their current work or providing additional scientific content. We needed a way to facilitate that to expand the range of information we provide to our volunteer community, increasing their insight into what's going on behind the scenes. We chose to use Drupal, a true content management system, that allows us to do just that. But there's more: it's possible to extend Drupal's functionality in a way that it can fully include the functionality of BOINC's stock webpages. Other projects separated their content/science pages from their project management/community website, effectively providing two websites for a single BOINC project. That's something we wanted to avoid. We want a fully integrated, coherent solution and Drupal allows us to do that. However, the downside of this is a relatively complex implementation which is why it took us some time to develop it with our limited resources. Now we think it's time to release it.

We know that major changes like these will never please everyone, whether it's the visual design or the modernized site structure. We tried to minimize such negative effects by running a public test phase over at albertathome.org. That test phase started two years ago where we first invited our top 100 community power-users and our moderators. After that we fully migrated our test project and invited the whole community to give it a spin. We gathered your feedback and incorporated it into the now to be released version. Please note though that the new site still isn't 100% complete. It's going to be just the beginning - we upgrade its foundation to be able to build new offerings on top of it over the next months and years.

Long story short, here's the current release plan:

  • July 20th: first public announcement
  • July 25th: release plan update / heads-up
  • July 29th: final heads-up
  • August 1st-5th: website downtime / data migration / relaunch


Please note that during the first week of August the project's website will be shut down as we need to migrate all the existing community content in a coherent way. We try to keep the project itself running such that workunit distribution shouldn't be affected.

The Einstein@Home Team

07/08/2016 04:51 AM
New minutephysics video about gravitational waves and Einstein@Home
Henry Reich from the YouTube channel minutephysics has released a new video about gravitational wave basics. It explains how gravitational waves are generated, why we need very, very sensitive detectors like the Advanced LIGO instruments and how everybody can help searching for gravitational waves. You guessed it: by running Einstein@Home.

Watch, enjoy, and share the video available here on YouTube. We are looking forward to your feedback and discussions here in our message boards.


Cheers,
Benjamin for the entire Einstein@Home team

P.S.: Full disclosure: Einstein@Home supported Henry Reich/minutephysics in making the video by providing scientific information and funding.

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