By: Peggy Nelson
November 17, 2010

Climate change: all the facts aren’t in? Help gather more!

You may have used your spare processing power to search for aliens with SETI@home.

You may have even helped Spot Draves create some Electric Sheep.

But now you can use your spare cycles to track regional climate events, with’s weather@home app. Download the app to your PC (the app is currently PC-only), and let it crunch local data in the background.

Projects like these put a social twist on the “distributed” in distributed processing power. If only we could use all that time we spend online for some organized real-world results . . . with projects like these, we don’t even need to be online. We can leave that to our computers.