Standford and Sony team up to use PS3 to cure diseases

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  1. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    I'm sure there are those that have heard of the Folding@Home project, a program that is used to simulate protein folding. This projects purpose is to simulate this naturally occurring process in the human body using the processing power of computers with a lot of processing power in hopes of finding cures for some of todays worst diseases. To that end Sony and Stanford are teaming up to offer this program for use on the PS3 starting possible with the next update. All you have to do is click an icon while you are not playing a game to use your PS3 to help scientists with this worthy cause. You can view 1UP.com's article here.
     
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    They announced that a month or two before the system actually launched.

    Its a cool thing but how many people are really gonna want their shiny new $600 console to left on and idle.
     
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    Cool. Maybe they can cure cancer before all us gamers get cancer from using all these wireless controllers and wifi and such.

    Yeah, Im still not too confident in these wireless things... >. >
     
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    Sony now claims it has also plans for the PS3 to walk on water, change water to wine, and forgive our sins.
     
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    imagine a gamer finding the cure to cancer....what would become of scientists...just make a new @home or Wii Channel to figure it out.
     
  6. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    That's funny, I could have sworn I saw a video on the internet testifying that the PS3 caused cancer.... ;) 
     
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    stanford and sony oops i thought it said
    sanford and son
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    It's amazing. My computers are running Folding@Home too...
     
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    This is just like what was said about the PS2 when it first launched that Saddam Hussein purchased crates of PS2s so he could build a missile guidance system.
     
  10. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Yes but the sad thing is that the Gameboy was more powerful than the computers that sent the first man to the moon, or so I have heard (I think it was CNN). I'm not sure how true that is but looking at how far we have come I would say the PS2, Gamecube, and X-Box could at least do that, assuming someone knows how.
     
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    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Yes, it is very true. The computers in the Apollo program were little more than massive calculators.
     

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