Wired News reports that the National Foundation for Cancer Research is hoping to have PC users download a program that searchs for cancer cures while your computer is idle – sort of like SETI@home for do gooders.

Update: The Wired News story is still up, but the program is no longer available for download. According to Wikipedia, the project ended in April of 2007. But if you’re still interested in donating CPU cycles to do good, the IBM-sponsored World Community Grid has projects dedicated to finding cures for cancer, AIDS as well as projects dedicated to solving other problems.