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Old duels will be expired

From now on, all duels and pending duel invitations that have not seen any activity for two days will be automatically ended. If only one party has moved, the result will be in his favour.

And in keeping with this policy, some 300-odd old duels have been settled.

(Wed, 10/22/2008 - 23:53  |  0 comments)

New Issue Baker Lab is Investigating

Hello Folders,

As some of you may have noticed, there are some unique puzzles that have been put out this week.  These puzzles relate to a particular set of issues the Baker Lab is investigating, where we feel that human intuition and folding skill can be very useful in enhancing the quality of the final protein structure.  We plan to be posting more of these types of puzzles in the upcoming weeks.  We look forward to seeing the results our community of players creates.

(Wed, 10/22/2008 - 23:06  |  0 comments)

Big Update!

We have a pretty big update to the game today!  It should be downloaded the next time you start the game.  Here's what's in it:

Duels: Duels allow you to individually challenge other players to see who can get a higher score in a set number of moves!  The two players in the duel don't have to be online at the same time for it to work.  You can access the duels menu from the Duels tab on the bottom of the screen.  To challenge another player to a duel, you can select their name from the menu on the right side; once they accept your challenge, you can both begin the duel.  The menu on the left side shows the status of any duels, and you can accept any challenges there.  When you begin the duel, you will have 20 moves to get the best score possible.  When both players have finished, the player with the higher score is declared the winner!  They will receive award points they can use on Oracles and Peekaboos.  Soon we will display each player's duel record on their page.

Notifications: In the top left of the screen there is a window for notifications of events that relate to you and your buddies.  You will be notified of new puzzles, duel challenges and outcomes, and other events here!

Tweak: The tweak tool has been modified.  It will now operate on smaller pieces of the protein, and should get stuck less often.

(Mon, 09/22/2008 - 22:43  |  0 comments)

Recent Top Groups and Players

We've had a number of puzzles completed recently!  Here are the top groups and players for those:

For puzzle 81: Calcium Ion Binding Protein the top groups were Another Hour Another Point, Flash And Burn, Team China, Richard Dawkins Foundation, and BOINC@Poland; the top evolvers were pletsch (#7 #1), spvincent (#22 #59), g_s (#2 #7), Diderot (#16 #24), and MattSaffell (#1 #2); and the top soloists were zim57 (#112 #43), philcalhoun (#112 #136), pletsch (#7 #1), Guyoni (#3 #5), and MattSaffell (#1 #2).

For puzzle 81 (150): Calcium Ion Binding Protein the top groups were ROMANIA Team, Rakata, Red Hat Club, Team Germany, and BOINC@Poland; the top evolvers were alien (#79 #190), darkenrahl (#84 #344), Abbedau (#88 #280), t0n1 (#52 #186), and K-ti (#40 #297); and the top soloists were lahilahi (#112 #169), Ozmandias (#112 #97), ZacharyKZH (#112 #287), dadman (#112 #218), and skgiven (#112 #268).

For puzzle 81 (15): Calcium Ion Binding Protein the top groups were BOINC@Poland, LAlliance Francophone, Russian team, The Geometers, and xkcd; the top evolvers were symaski62 (#68 #347), K-ti (#40 #297), and coppersherpa (#88 #324); and the top soloists were Huzar (#79 #45), stg4life (#112 #286), tsutomu (#112 #290), kingfisher9704 (#112 #263), and etpair (#112 #221).

For puzzle 80: Calcium Channel Blocker the top groups were Another Hour Another Point, Richard Dawkins Foundation, BOINC@Poland, Catalunya, and Freedom Folders; the top evolvers were g_s (#2 #7), MattSaffell (#1 #2), Guyoni (#3 #5), ferzle (#30 #21), and folditlady (#6 #47); and the top soloists were Huzar (#79 #45), quantpsy (#31 #16), MidnightBlueGT4 (#112 #200), zim57 (#112 #43), and pelleringa (#112 #22).

For puzzle 80 (150): Calcium Channel Blocker the top groups were BOINC@Poland, Team Germany, SETI.Germany, Freedom Folders, and Richard Dawkins Foundation; the top evolvers were Huzar (#79 #45), Rabit (#62 #101), Der_Terrant (#60 #98), Puzzlet Chung (#38 #249), and t0n1 (#52 #186); and the top soloists were Nytarim (#112 #252), Huzar (#79 #45), Skelly247 (#112 #281), Sonofhendrix (#112 #174), and Kaz (#112 #195).

For puzzle 80 (15): Calcium Channel Blocker the top groups were BOINC@Poland, The Geometers, Freedom Folders, Team Germany, and LAlliance Francophone; the top evolvers were K-ti (#40 #297); and the top soloists were Lord_Markus (#112 #175), MidnightBlueGT4 (#112 #200), Nova37 (#112 #283), Kaz (#112 #195), and HammerHead66 (#112 #138).

For puzzle 79: Pheromone the top groups were Richard Dawkins Foundation, Another Hour Another Point, BOINC@Poland, Folders for Obama, and Freedom Folders; the top evolvers were dejerpha (#29 #3), g_s (#2 #7), spvincent (#22 #59), folditlady (#6 #47), and pletsch (#7 #1); and the top soloists were zim57 (#112 #43), dejerpha (#29 #3), folditlady (#6 #47), DisposableHeart (#53 #4), and armadillo314 (#112 #50).

For puzzle 79 (150): Pheromone the top groups were BOINC@Poland, ROMANIA Team, Street Smarts, Richard Dawkins Foundation, and SETI.Germany; the top evolvers were Puzzlet Chung (#38 #249); and the top soloists were Huzar (#79 #45), Song Tuck (#112 #96), Sonofhendrix (#112 #174), uranianul (#112 #132), and BrainInVat (#112 #152).

For puzzle 79 (15): Pheromone the top groups were BOINC@Poland, Freedom Folders, BioKMUTT, Poland, and Life in Mars??; the top evolvers were Francois (#79 #288); and the top soloists were Huzar (#79 #45), phantomorrin (#112 #212), putiferio (#112 #111), scarychicken (#112 #245), and Ozmandias (#112 #97).

For puzzle 78: Membrane Protein the top groups were Another Hour Another Point, BOINC@Poland, Freedom Folders, Hungary, and LAlliance Francophone; the top evolvers were spvincent (#22 #59), sirenbrian (#18 #6), boegiboe (#13 #14), MattSaffell (#1 #2), and quantpsy (#31 #16); and the top soloists were boegiboe (#13 #14), zim57 (#112 #43), NalesnikLD (#99 #73), pletsch (#7 #1), and Guyoni (#3 #5).

For puzzle 78 (150): Membrane Protein the top groups were Freedom Folders, Bioinformatics Munich, BOINC@Poland, Richard Dawkins Foundation, and ROMANIA Team; and the top soloists were Song Tuck (#112 #96), Senki (#112 #175), Der_Terrant (#60 #98), lacrima (#112 #252), and spaker-tomsk (#112 #171).

For puzzle 78 (15): Membrane Protein the top groups were Richard Dawkins Foundation, Street Smarts, LEX MELPOMENE, The Chaperones UNAM, and BioKMUTT; the top evolvers were melpomene (#79 #358), and lex.L (#83 #374); and the top soloists were traal (#103 #105), fr00tbat (#112 #241), lcatlnx (#112 #288), zzaltz (#112 #293), and douglascarroll (#112 #106).

For puzzle 77: Gene Regulation Protein the top groups were Another Hour Another Point, Freedom Folders, BOINC@Poland, Richard Dawkins Foundation, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe; the top evolvers were pletsch (#7 #1), spvincent (#22 #59), g_s (#2 #7), MattSaffell (#1 #2), and Guyoni (#3 #5); and the top soloists were MattSaffell (#1 #2), Heimy (#112 #80), zim57 (#112 #43), boegiboe (#13 #14), and nowhereman (#112 #51).

For puzzle 77 (150): Gene Regulation Protein the top groups were BOINC@Poland, BioKMUTT, Freedom Folders, Street Smarts, and xkcd; and the top soloists were drippy_j (#112 #109), neary (#112 #110), Huzar (#79 #45), Narcissus (#112 #154), and Song Tuck (#112 #96).

For puzzle 77 (15): Gene Regulation Protein the top groups were Richard Dawkins Foundation, BioKMUTT, Poland, Protein Shakers, and Freedom Folders; and the top soloists were traal (#103 #105), MonkeySee (#112 #178), pabou (#112 #217), mstul (#112 #78), and Narcissus (#112 #154).

For puzzle 76: Plant Seed Protein the top groups were Another Hour Another Point, Freedom Folders, Folders for Obama, Hungary, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe; the top evolvers were g_s (#2 #7), MattSaffell (#1 #2), Guyoni (#3 #5), pletsch (#7 #1), and sirenbrian (#18 #6); and the top soloists were pletsch (#7 #1), ferzle (#30 #21), shepherd (#112 #45), dxjones (#112 #31), and VievaWood (#112 #27).

For puzzle 76 (150): Plant Seed Protein the top groups were team barnard, Freedom Folders, Team.Philou.Canaillou, Richard Dawkins Foundation, and BOINC@Poland; the top evolvers were maguie_love (#79 #325), and philou.canaillou (#82 #266); and the top soloists were Rabit (#62 #101), arabidfly (#112 #216), hat (#112 #160), Der_Terrant (#60 #98), and alien (#79 #190).

For puzzle 76 (15): Plant Seed Protein the top groups were Richard Dawkins Foundation, Poland, Lietuva, xkcd, and Minions of TWIS; and the top soloists were Yaowei (#112 #249), traal (#103 #105), johnny_d (#112 #130), Existentialist (#112 #250), and Felinho (#112 #296).

For puzzle 75: Antifreeze Protein the top groups were Freedom Folders, BOINC.Italy, Another Hour Another Point, Folders for Obama, and Mojo Risin; the top evolvers were gla (#4 #65), gauchomurphy (#12 #148), Madde (#10 #40), barbaranne (#17 #207), and ZeddicusZulZorrandr (#21 #41); and the top soloists were Franco1947 (#102 #126), pletsch (#7 #1), srssmith92 (#28 #36), eclipsed (#23 #124), and fugofish (#37 #10).

For puzzle 75 (150): Antifreeze Protein the top groups were Guardianes Del Honor, Leprosorium, BOINC.Italy, Flash And Burn, and Aerospark; the top evolvers were Coran Ironclaw (#47 #234), apoguita (#65 #259), gauchomurphy (#12 #148), and Heric (#85 #222); and the top soloists were drippy_j (#112 #109), 31vp (#112 #133), swedishbrick (#112 #206), calhoun (#112 #221), and kamperman.biotech (#112 #279).

For puzzle 75 (15): Antifreeze Protein the top groups were Aerospark, University of Chicago, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Penny-Arcade, and OKPP; the top evolvers were mengoz (#79 #311), LordPrometheus (#59 #368), and pigletinside (#86 #378); and the top soloists were lovesnape_Mini-Boss (#112 #241), ujabao (#112 #158), Fragaria.cz (#112 #100), riceandsoysauce0 (#112 #174), and karlc (#112 #64).

(Mon, 09/15/2008 - 19:28  |  0 comments)

Various problems fixed

Over the last week, a series of puzzling issues has cropped up that has impeded things like group play, and caused annoyances like not being able to view your own page, or having to try twice to log in to the game. These have all now been fixed.

We are sorry about the difficulties you have had with playing, but hope you will continue to have fun folding.

(Sun, 09/07/2008 - 06:45  |  3 comments)
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