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Video games to cure cancer.

Video games to cure cancer. Playstation 3 users can soon donate their processing power to scientific research. Sony and Stanford University's Folding@home project have created an application that breaks huge processing tasks into smaller units, also known as distributed computing, thereby allowing Playstation 3 owners to donate extra processing power to scientists studying protein folding. This study will lead to possible discoveries in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. The program also works on home computers and only runs when the unit is on and is idle. Playstation 3 owners will be able to download the program for free. For more information on how the application works, visit folding.stanford.edu.
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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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