20Sep/110

Gamers Break AIDS Enzyme Code

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The astonishing power of the idea. Online gamers around the world combined their efforts and deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus. This problem had stymied scientists for years. The gamers collective effort solved the problem in three weeks. The internet has the power to put all the best minds to work simultaneously on a problem. Mankind no longer has to rely on small groups of "elite" well-funded individuals to progress rapidly. The world has never been a more rich environment for the power of the idea.

Article from Yahoo!

 

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