SLEEP FOR A CURE. Free | www.garvan.org.au/get-involved/dreamlab
Want to cure cancer? Course you do, and here’s how you can do it in your sleep. DreamLab is making it extraordinarily simple, via the power of your smartphone. Load up the app when you’re charging your phone and the DreamLab servers connect to the Garvin Institute, one of Australia’s pioneering outlets that researches a variety of diseases.
DreamLab is dedicated to finding a cure for four cancers, and it’s up to you which one(s) you’d like to ‘donate’ your phone’s processing power and data to. Simply pick the research you’re particularly interested in, and as your phone charges, the institute employs it as a mini supercomputer, offloading some of the processing grunt via the internet. When you wake up, you’re given a heart-warming summary of the good you’ve done. Even a brief 30-minute nap can solve four problems, and a solid six or so hours is good for about 60 problems. Importantly, you choose how much data the app uses, up to a maximum of 500MB per month on cellular data, and unlimited on Wi-Fi (you can choose between 250MB and 1GB before bumping it up to infinite).