Playstation 3's Philanthropic-ness
This from the Planetary Society:
If you are the proud owner of a Sony PlayStation 3, or are considering purchasing one, keep in mind that your acquisition is much more than an expensive game console. It can aid in the fight against some of the most debilitating diseases known to humankind.
All PlayStation 3 modules, version 1.6 or higher, have been designed to run folding@ home, a scientific distributed computing project based at Stanford University. Launched in 2000, folding@ home is modeled on the remarkably successful SETI@ home, a project launched the previous year thanks to seed funding by you, the members of The Planetary Society.