in Uncategorized

Advancing science while playing games

Yeah, you have read correctly. In the current issue of New Scientist I picked up the link to http://fold.it/, a new approach to solving the mystery of how proteins are folded. Rather than using raw computer processing power, this project harnesses the “idle” brains of computer users all over the world. The game is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux (!). I am currently downloading the software and hope to be able to twist and turn some protein chains on my Ubuntu system very soon. Have fun!