Citizen science: People power

  title={Citizen science: People power},
  author={Eric Hand},
  • E. Hand
  • Published 4 August 2010
  • Computer Science
  • Nature
a biochemist at the University of Washington in Seattle. It was 2005, and he and his colleagues had just unveiled Rosetta@home — one of those distributed computing projects in which volunteers download a small piece of software and let their home computers do some extracurricular work when the machines would otherwise be idle. The downloaded program was devoted to the notoriously difficult problem of protein folding: determining how a linear chain of amino acids curls up into a three… 

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