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How you can help the LHC and 12 other ways to dona...
The goal of [[xref:http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/|MilkyWay@home]] is "creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science." Among other things, the project is designed to help figure out how galaxies are formed. MilkyWay@Home is a joint effort between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's departments of Computer Science and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy.
How you can help the LHC and 12 other ways to donate your PC's spare processing power