World Community Grid

Ok so technically this isn’t IN Gaelic but there’s a Gaelic team. But perhaps I should explain first what it is. It’s a screensave – but before you click on, just hear my out. This one is a bit different. It uses the power of your computer when it’s twiddling its thumbs (i.e. in screensave mode) to compute small data packages. These in turn support university research projects like finding a cure for AIDS, malaria and other illnesses, finding ways of creating clean energy and other projects like that.

It’s possible to set up teams and take part in challenges. This bit is just for fun but wouldn’t it be cool if the Gaelic team helped crack cancer?

It’s free. You can get more info and the screensaver here and you can join the team here. See you there!

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