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So gamers solved AIDs

Not really, but they did something cool.

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/online-gamers-crack-aids-enzyme-puzzle-161920724.html

Better than brawl.

September 20, 2011

9 Comments • Newest first

Davyn

That was extremely annoying to read. The word 'gamers' was used 7 times in that article, including the title... but they're not really gamers. They were university students that were practicing making amino acids on a 3-D Modeling program. Maybe a few like to play puzzle games outside of class world, but they were simply studying.

Reply September 20, 2011
WhaleKisses

[quote=MarxMaster]This is hilarious when you think about how some people think games are for kids.

Guess what? A bunch of kids made a scientific discovery! [/quote]

Lol, they are not kids, more like 17 and older.
and only a handful made a scientific discovery!

Reply September 20, 2011
DevilZen

That's good to hear. ^^

But can we really take any credit for it just because we're gamers?

Reply September 20, 2011
imtwocats

Gamers treat it like a complex puzzle, and those gamers who love puzzles will love challenges like that. Not surprised it didn't take them very long to figure it out.

Reply September 20, 2011
shairn

Yeah, I played with that thing. It's kinda boring though.
They should replace captcha with that. progress!

Reply September 20, 2011
SoggyToast

"It is believed to be the first time that gamers have resolved a long-standing scientific problem."

woooooh

Reply September 20, 2011
Punanist

boom, head shot!

Reply September 20, 2011
StarOfDOOM

Bless counterstrike!

Reply September 20, 2011
WhaleKisses

Lol, just read that today. Gamers are useful after all!

Reply September 20, 2011 - edited