DreamLab

SLEEP FOR A CURE. Free | www.gar­van.org.au/get-in­volved/dreamlab

TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ PAUL TAY­LOR ]

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).

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