Friday, January 15, 2010

IIRotD: foldit

How much time do you spend wasting away your life playing point and click puzzle games on your computer? Do you ever get frustrated that you didn't do something constructive? Then foldit is for you.

This game allows you to help with important scientific research by folding interactive proteins. By collection the methods used by humans to fold proteins, it's possible that current protein folding programs can be made more efficently. Check out their FAQ and their About sections for more info. And if you are interested then download the game to your computer and start folding. Also, don't worry if you are a bit confused at first since the game starts you out with a tutorial and allows you to master one thing at a time before you start folding the more complex proteins.

No comments:

Post a Comment