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A massive computing project that pools the collective power of hundreds of thousands of computers owned by volunteers from 192 different countries to “mine” large data sets has discovered a rare, isolated pulsar with a very low magnetic field, researchers say. This international computing network is known as Einstein@Home and the pulsar it identified, called PSR J2007+2722, represents the volunteer project’s first deep-space discovery.