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PlayStation 3 @ Stanford

"For the most part, it's not that we're looking for a needle in a haystack, but we're looking for broad properties that require good statistics," said Vijay Pande, associate professor of chemistry at Stanford University. As one of the scientists behind the project, Pande is proud to say that Folding@home has actually provided useful information to the scientific community. SETI@home, however, has yet to discover a single alien transmission. (Alex Handy, Gamasutra)

Gamasutra's Alex Handy describes the Folding@home PS3 service that Sony recently announced. Specifically, Handy writes about a Stanford University event revealing the distributed disease-solving PS3 'screensaver'.

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