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Samsung-backed Android alarm app targets cancer and other diseases

14
Feb
2014

Our smartphones dont do much when theyre sitting there charging overnight, something Samsung and the University of Vienna want to take advantage of to cure diseases. In this case, Power Sleep  — which was backed by Samsung, and made by its former in-house marketing agency Chiel — doubles as an alarm clock designed to replace whatever alarm people were using before. This isnt the first app to target unused computing cycles for scientific research. Power Sleep is actually based on BOINC, Chiel says, but focuses specifically on protein calculations.

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