Search the skies for pulsars while your Android device charges


Researchers from UC Berkeley are searching for pulsars and more effective AIDS therapies, and you can help by offering the university access to your idle Android smartphone. Like Stanford University’s famous Folding@Home project, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) has relied on the public to donate processing time with desktop and laptop computers. But with its new app, UC Berkeley will be able to tap into the largely untouched world of mobile devices to boost its research efforts.

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