Six Alternate Usages For Common Gadgets

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The Playstation 3: A Tool For Medical Research
Though the capabilities of the PS3’s Cell Processor were vaunted by Sony mostly in relation to how they would affect games, the Cell processor’s potential was before long seen elsewhere: Molecular research. The Folding@home project, the world’s most powerful distributed computing cluster, announced in 2006 that a client running its protein folding software would be available for the PS3. By running the software, PS3 owners could contribute to the project, passively participating in research with implications for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Disease, and some forms of cancer. REUTERS
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