Power Sleep app takes advantage of your smartphone in the name of science

When you go to bed, chances are you are putting your smartphone on a charge. All this time, its computing power is simply idle. Samsung wondered if they could be used? For example, for scientific research. And released the Power Sleep mobile app. The application is essentially an alarm clock, but while it runs, it uses the unused computing power of the processor to create a supercomputer accessible to researchers from all over the world.

This project was carried out by Samsung in partnership with Cheil Worldwide and aims to help calculate the protein needed to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Power Sleep uses less than 1MB of data for computing, so your smartphone won't run at its full capacity overnight. Plus, when you wake up, you can be sure it will be fully charged.

The app is completely free and available for download through the Google Play Store.