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    Online "science toy" that helps real world problems: Foldit

    http://fold.it/

    Solve puzzles for science!

    It's a 3d puzzle game about biochemistry and DNA? I don't know, I'm not a science guy, but the puzzles are fun and actually (somehow) contributes to real scientific discovery by practicing "gene folding".


    Here's the official about page


    Perhaps Chad or someone else with an understanding better than I can start playing with it and give a brief overview in laymen's terms for those who want to know more.

    All I know is that it's pretty fun even though I've played for only a matter of a few minutes and it has helped actual scientific discovery which is pretty cool.
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    Re: Online "science toy" that helps real world problems: Foldit

    As a gamer I think its pretty brilliant. Leveraging the unique strategic powers of the human mind augmented by the precision of a computer model. Good stuff.
    Feed me some debate pellets!

 

 

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