Welcome to fall!
The seasons are set to change and we're gearing up for an exciting fall here at Foldit, including participating in some local events like the Pacific Science Center's Life Sciences Research Weekend, and our scientist chat coming up in mid-October.
New to Foldit? We have lots of resources available. Feel free to ask one of our friendly community members if you get stuck on a puzzle. Are you a teacher looking to get your class up and going? Click here!
And finally, in case you missed it, we've been in the news a number of places recently. Check just one recent news report!(Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:30 | 0 comments)
Server Maintenance Heads Up
Just a small advisory - we will be doing some maintenance tomorrow morning (September 10) that may or may not cause some brief outages of 5-10 minutes in length. While we expect the interruptions to your folding time to be completely minimal (and possibly not even noticeable), we would rather let you know that we're doing some server maintenance in the event that our outages go longer than expected, or take us down darker paths than we're currently forecasting. Naturally, please feel free to stay tuned to IRC or our local social media outlets for any further updates as needed tomorrow.
Thanks!(Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:40 | 1 comment)
We've just released an update with the following fixes and changes:
- Added a DSSP button that allows you to assign secondary structure via the DSSP algorithm.
- Removed a hint bubble from the ED intro level that was causing confusion.
- Added puzzle parameters for adjusting the contact threshold.
* Bug Fixes
- Switching tracks no longer resets behavior options.
- Fixed a crash with LUA date formatting.
- Tabbing after switching tracks should no longer crash.
As always, a big thanks to our testers in the developer preview for helping to debug any issues!(Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:26 | 0 comments)
New anti-Ebola puzzle posted!
The results from the last two anti-Ebola peptide design puzzles have been very good. In particular, some of the new topologies and disulfide connectivity patterns that players have found have been quite interesting. I have, however, noticed that a lot of designs had some large voids, particularly between the peptide and the glycoprotein. This might be in part because the starting configuration of the peptide (which we provided) wasn't great -- but that just means we need to try again! We're posting a new anti-Ebola peptide design puzzle for you to try, this time with two starting configurations that might lend themselves a bit better to the creation of a void-free peptide-protein interface. Good luck!( Posted by v_mulligan 126 1119 | Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:37 | 0 comments )