These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Adrien Treuille: Crowdsourcing science
Can gaming cure disease? By creating games like EteRNA for protein folding and nano-engineering, Adrien Treuille and his colleagues are outsourcing research, each week scoring and then actually synthesizing top players' work. By studying players' strategies, scientists can improve their computer modeling while also creating new ways to fight disease.