View Full Version : Online gamers tackle AIDS enzyme-puzzle

October 5th, 2011, 12:19 AM
Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.


And yes,Linux users can also play:


October 5th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Somewhat old news, but very cool. It would be interesting to find a way to increase participation in these games. Perhaps a social network version of the game? Smartphone/tablet versions? Imagine if everybody's spare time was spent advancing the sciences :D

October 5th, 2011, 03:35 AM
"Solve Puzzles, For Science"

Federal regulations require me to tell you that this next test chamber... is lookin' pretty good.

Also, don't create an account inside the program, it may crash. (This may be a problem because the login server may be down.)

October 5th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Yeah, crashed about 5+ times now trying to login.... Oh well, *uninstalls*