Gamers Redesign a Protein That Stumped Scientists for Years

Folding: it's detestable and boring, as any Gap employee can tell you. But it's also a totally fun thing you can do in a video game! And today it's particularly exciting because players of the online game Foldit have redesigned a protein, and their work is published in the science journal Nature Biotechnology. » 1/23/12 4:00pm 1/23/12 4:00pm

PS3 News Service, Life With Playstation, Now Up For Download

Speaking of Sony, PS3 users can now try out its new Life With Playstation » 9/18/08 3:08am 9/18/08 3:08am service, which gives you instant access to real-time news and information in a format that's much more graphically intense than anything you'll get on . The program is works in conjunction with Folding@home, so you'll be helping Stanford…

Folding@home Recognized By Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has acknowledged Folding@home as the world's most powerful distributed computing project. On September 16, 2007, months after the program was first distributed to PS3s, Folding@home hit 1 petaflop—setting the record. But just a week later (September 23), PS3 users alone reached the petraflop… » 10/31/07 9:48am 10/31/07 9:48am

PS3 Folding Update Coming Mañana, Adds More Speed

Just a quick note about the PlayStation 3 Folding @ Home app that's been all the rage lately—you know, because there aren't very many actual games to play on the system. Tomorrow Sony's releasing an update that both increases folding performance (nice) and improves the user location display map so you can see where you … » 4/26/07 12:18am 4/26/07 12:18am

The Man Wants Your PS3

We all know that you can get a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside by contributing your PS3's idle time to processing sh'loads of Alzheimer's research data. Apparently, Stanford's Folding@home is generating so many teraflops of good buzz, Big Corporate wants in. Masa Chatani, chief technology officer at Sony Computer… » 4/12/07 11:35am 4/12/07 11:35am