Looking for a way to contribute to the global community but don’t have a lot of time or money? Consider donating your idle computer time to a funded research project.

Download a free, secure screensaver from the University of Berkeley and participate in a research project that you are interested in. Here’s the link:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/

If you are so inclined, at the end of the sign-up process join my team, Research Support Corporation. This will aggregate the processing credits, and will help in not-for-profit efforts to continue growing the idle computer time contributions to funded research projects.

The cost? Just what it takes in electricity to run your computer when you aren’t using it.  In the United States, it’s about 10 bucks a year.

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