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Tufts Fights TB (and Heads to Seattle!)

Four Tufts computer science students – Greg Wong, Jason Cheng, Sean Chung, and Xihan Zhang - are heading to Seattle, WA to compete in the US finals of the Microsoft US Imagine Cup competition. Under the name “Team Eos/Medivise,” the group developed a cloud and mobile-based service that automates the process of monitoring patients undergoing tuberculosis treatments.

Medivise was entered into Imagine Cup’s Software Design Competition, which focuses on “creating real-world applications and solutions that can help make the world a better place.” Teams use Microsoft tools to create software applications that aim to solve global problems like hunger, environmental sustainability, and access to education and healthcare.

Check out the team’s submission video:

 

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Tufts 4 the Cure

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!”

“Like” the Tufts 4 the Cure Facebook page and check out their full website

Get involved by registering on the the World Community Grid’s website and downloading the software.

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