Did you know that your laptop could be saving the world in its sleep? Thanks to a group called Tufts 4 the Cure formed in 2010, your screensaver can now do a lot more than just save your screen. When a small program is downloaded onto the computer, the laptop will perform scientific calculations during idle time. The World Community Grid, the company that developed the software, explains the project by saying:
When idle, your computer will request data on a specific project from World Community Grid’s server. It will then perform computations on this data, send the results back to the server, and ask the server for a new piece of work. Each computation that your computer performs provides scientists with critical information that accelerates the pace of research!”
Get involved by registering on the the World Community Grid’s website and downloading the software.