Fight malaria with your home computer

日期:2019-03-02 01:12:13 作者:邵胼 阅读:

You can now help fight malaria without ever setting foot in Africa. The [email protected] project wants volunteers to donate time on their home computers to help control malaria in Africa. You just download some software that will run in the background and send results back to the project’s servers. The aim is to optimise strategies to combat malaria, including finding the best way to distribute mosquito nets. “We have been testing it with 500 users and already saved years of computing time,” says computer scientist François Grey at the particle physics lab CERN in Geneva, Switzerland,