Mom said to reach for the stars, right? Now you can.
By donating surplus processing power from their Android devices, so-called citizen scientists are joining researchers at IBM's World Community Grid and the Einstein@Home project who hope to speed up the work they are currently doing on AIDS and pulsars.
Volunteer computing has traditionally leaned on the excess power of desktops and laptops. But as smartphones and tablets become more powerful and energy efficient, not to mention numerous, it makes sense to tap into the burgeoning power source.
Anyone interested in participating needs a device using Android 2.… Read more