[caption id="attachment_43611" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Networked computers can act in concert to form a virtual supercomputer to perform very large tasks."]Networked computers can act in concert to form a virtual supercomputer to perform very large tasks.[/caption]

Ordinary computers like those folks use to send eMail or surf the internet are being credited with finding a previously unknown neutron star, highlighting the changing nature of research in the era of grid computing.

Home office computers in Ames, Iowa, and Mainz, Germany, were cited Aug. 12 in the discovery of fast-rotating pulsar called...

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