Category Archives: health care

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle.

Games provide a framework for bringing together the strengths of computers and humans. The results in this week’s paper show that gaming, science and computation can be combined to make advances that were not possible before.

Regulars here know my thoughts on games – at the core of the best games are puzzles. Gamers are puzzle solvers. The described ability of gamers in the article was absolutely no surprise. The skill is honed by playing games, and all we have to do is figure out how to properly channel it. I’ve mentioned here that I wish games were used to teach pro-social lessons to children, but I have no problem with pro-science and pro-health games popping up.