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2014-04-23 16:25:57

PBS science series NOVA launches the RNA Lab, built in partnership with the groundbreaking citizen science game Eterna. BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time

Citizen Science Highlighted By Major News Magazine
2012-11-15 14:27:45

Over the last decade, there has been a rapid growth in "citizen science" projects, allowing more and more science enthusiasts, hobbyists, students and other ordinary people to participate in the excitement of real-world scientific research and help solve serious scientific mysteries.

Gamers Crack AIDS Enzyme That Had Stumped Scientists
2011-09-19 04:51:58

Video game players have successfully pieced together the structure of a retrovirus enzyme that causes an AIDS-like ailment in rhesus monkeys--an enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists from more than a decade.

2010-08-05 14:55:12

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.