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Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time indoors
Location online
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Computer, software (available through website)


World Community Grid


Create a public computing grid to tackle research projects.
Donate your computer's idle time and energy to collect data.

World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. From your own computer, you can contribute to important scientific research!

World Community Grid uses technology called BOINC that allows you to donate your computer's idle time and energy to collect and pool data for projects like computing for clean water, finding the cure of dengue fever, or fighting childhood cancer.

All results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.




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