Video games can serve the higher public good when players work alone or with a team to solve genetic and biochemical puzzles
posted on March 31, 2011 - 11:57am
Note: This article was updated Sept. 19, 2011.
Video games have a reputation for being big time-wasters. But what if you could help solve scientific mysteries — such as unraveling the origins of a genetic disease — at the same time as you’re having fun?
That’s the idea behind several new online games designed to harness the collective brain power of computer users — a process known as “...