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New EINSTEIN@HOME Effort Launched: Home Computers to Search Arecibo Data for New Pulsars


March 24, 2009

physics graphic More than 200,000 people have signed up for the project and donated time on their computers to search gravitational wave data for signals from unknown pulsars. Full Story

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