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Innovation Lecture Series - Jeff Flatten
08.20.2012
 

Innovation Lecture Series: Foldit and Games for Scientific Discovery

Jeff Flatten, Researcher at the University of Washington, presented Foldit and Games for Scientific Discovery at Johnson Space Center, August 3, 2012.

Foldit is an online multiplayer video game that enables anyone to contribute to real scientific discoveries in biochemistry. By combining the natural problem solving skills of humans with the raw number crunching power of computers, Foldit aims to accomplish what neither could do alone. Foldit has already made significant contributions to scientific problems, and the lessons learned from Foldit have the potential to be applied to a wide variety of scientific fields.




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