Join the Genome@home Protein Folding Effort!
CPU resources to spare? Is your computer wasting precious clock cycles running idle most of the day? You can change that by "lending" your PC to a joint effort to synthesize theoretical proteins from your own desktop.
It's easy, the software runs in the background and sends the results of its simulated protein structures back to a central server at Stanford where the information is collated and folded into the results collected from thousands of other users. Make no mistake, you'll be doing real science, contributing to, and furthering our understanding of protein function (you can create a page like mine at Genome@home).
If you've dabbled in the S.E.T.I. project (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) then you know how this works. But why waste time searching for unlikely messages from alien life when you can help expand the knowledge of life forms on your own planet? It's a far better bet that you'll contribute to science through your participation in this program.
So come and join me at Genome@home. What have you got to lose?
Oh, and don't forget to supply your email address as your username! That way I can contact you if needed.