Can the average person help search for life on other planets? Help create models for climate prediction? Or aid in finding a cure for mad cow disease? You can if you participate in volunteer computing. A Tech Tuesday look at how thousands of people are leasing out their computers spare power to solve the world’s problems.


  • David Anderson Research scientist, Space Sciences Laboratory, and director of SETI@home, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dan Wertheimer Chief scientist, SETI@home
  • Bruce Allen Principal investigator, of Einstein@home; Professor of physics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

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