When your computer is turned on, there is no way it will be using all of it’s power – it could be thinking about hundreds or thousands of other things while you are browsing the internet. And I recently found that medical and other research groups have found out how to use this to combat cancer, AIDS and global warming. So please have a look at the full list on Wikipedia and choose one, or choose one from the short list below.
A list of highlights of these programs includes:
- Developing new pharmaceutical drugs
- Malaria control (Linux only I think)
- Climate change research
- Looking for alien life
- Finding prime numbers
- Feeding the world with rice
- Conquering cancer
- Providing clean energy
- Stopping AIDS
Hopefully this will encourage a couple of people to use this and help the cause 🙂
There is a bit more info on my other blog.