Microsoft Co-Founder Turns His Focus to the Stars

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's project, the Allen Telescope Array, goes online Thursday. The telescope will help astronomers better understand the universe, dark matter and maybe — just maybe — find extraterrestrial life. Paul Allen speaks with Alex Chadwick about his effort to create the most powerful radio telescope in the history of astronomy.

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