Website of the Day 25th July 2005
>> Oxford University Screensaver Lifesaver Project
This isn’t new, but like The Hunger Site it’s a brilliant use of the web to make the world a better place, so always warrants a repeat plug!
Oxford’s Screensaver Lifesaver Project is one of the highest-profile examples of "grid computing", in which people volunteer their computers' spare processing power to help the fight against disease. To take part in the project, just download an "intelligent screensaver" which kicks in when your machine is idle.