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Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

Tim Hornyak | Oct. 15, 2014
University of California researchers aim to build world's largest detector.

CRAYFIS is a mobile follow-up to space-related distributed-computing projects using home computers. They include UC Berkeley's SETI@home, which was released in 1999 to look for signs of extraterrestrial life, and Einstein@home, which has found previously undetected radio pulsars.

 

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