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Home Computers to Help Researchers Better Understand Universe

October 24, 2007

Ben Wandelt Want to help unravel the mysteries of the universe? A new distributed computing project designed by a University of Illinois researcher allows people around the world to participate in cutting-edge cosmology research by donating their unused computing cycles. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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