The Samsung Power Sleep app is an alarm app unlike any other. When you set your alarm at night, the app takes your smartphone’s processors and uses it to decrypt protein sequences – information used for cancer and Alzheimer’s research, among others.
Power Sleep functions like an alarm clock. When you go to sleep, your smartphone or tablet requests a data package from the SIMAP server (Similarity Matrix of Proteins) at the University of Vienna and starts calculating. When your alarm rings, the process ends and the package is recorded in the SIMAP database. Fully automatically and for free – Doing good has never been easier.
For more opportunities to use your smartphone or other devices to do volunteer computing, visit Berkeley’s BOINC program. There, you’ll find research projects on various diseases as well as climate studies.