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DreamLab App using your mobile phone to help cancer research update

Perhaps someone has already posted this but have just acquired an App DreamLab available in NZ. It’s Free! Available in Australia too. Last night my phone carried out 28 calculations for Project Genetic Profile.

“Cancer will affect almost all New Zealanders in their lifetime. Through the tireless efforts of cancer researchers and rapid advances in technology, we now have so much data that researchers don’t have enough computing power to run their analyses. That’s why the Vodafone Foundation decided to help.

The Vodafone DreamLab app uses your phone’s processing power to crunch cancer research data. The app then sends the calculations back to the Garvin Institute to help fast track cancer research, all while you sleep. Simply put your phone on charge and activate the app at bedtime. The more people sleep with the app running, the closer we can get to finding a cure for cancer.

Anyone can use the app, and if you’re a Vodafone mobile customer you won’t be charged for mobile data used by DreamLab.

See which companies have already pledged their support.”

vodafone.co.nz/why-vodafone...

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oldestnewest

I remember my young son doing something like that with NASA about 20 years ago on our huge old computer, looking for black holes or something similar.

Amazing to harness all that computing power but today I'd be worried that they were hacking my credit card details!

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It was (and still is) called SETI At Home. It crunches the signals from outer space looking for a coherent radio transmission that is from aliens.

Scott

Yeah, so, I wear a tin foil hat...what about it

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Yes, that was it! Well remembered. Who knows how they got on with our computer as we only had a dial up line at that time.

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The computer downloaded a block of data while online, crunched the numbers, then would upload the results when online. My first modem was a blazing 300 baud on my Apple IIe. I worked in tech my whole life...I used to love it. Now, I don't like the direction it has taken.

Scott

Fondly recalling my 8 bit Apple IIe with amber display and 10 Meg hard drive the size of a toaster

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