New Paper!

Started by inkycatz

inkycatz Lv 1

Fresh off the Nature press: Determining crystal structures through crowdsourcing and coursework. As the paper abstract notes, "Introduction of a new feature into the computer game Foldit allows players to build and real-space refine structures into electron density maps. To assess the usefulness of this feature, we held a crystallographic model-building competition between trained crystallographers, undergraduate students, Foldit players and automatic model-building algorithms. After removal of disordered residues, a team of Foldit players achieved the most accurate structure."

Good job, Foldit community! In celebration, we're also announcing our next Science Chat, and this paper of course, will be the main theme (but other science questions for Foldit are welcome). Be sure your questions get posted here.

The Date: 27 September 2016 (Tuesday)
The location: #veteran, IRC (Get help with chat here.)
The Time: 2100-2200 (or so, but the official chat ends after an hour) GMT (aka 1400-1500 PT)
The Time Zone Converter: Right this way!

jeff101 Lv 1

Is there a timeline for what is going on in the Nature paper's movie?
It seems to be settling up until 1:25, and then it starts wiggling a lot.
Do certain parts of the movie show hand-folding while others show recipe-folding?
I wish it only showed moves that improved the Foldit score.

jeff101 Lv 1

Would it be possible to post another version of this movie
that shows the Foldit score for each frame and only includes
frames that improve the Foldit score? Thanks!

Bruno Kestemont Lv 1

Before or after the Science Chat: Would it be interesting that I share an abstracted version of the "story line" we Go Science shared to bkoep, with the explanation of what we did concretely to find this solution?

(I can already say that player's external to our group contributed to the result by exchanging ideas, photos, videos, PMs or recipes: namely Batz who joined the group and couldn't share his solo - he guided us with pictures and tips, then with hand fold on our group solution // susume who gave the good tips at the right moment rand exchanged with Batz on this particular puzzle// many writers of the recipes we used, including tvdl, Aliance Francophone team etc. // that's one of the many reason many "Foldit Players" co-authored this paper. I can reveal that pauldunn made most of the hand folding job, he explained it in our "story line".

Or would it be better to wait afterwards in order to help the chat focusing on the science part of this result?

(so my info here is that it will not be necessary to ask questions on the who and what, this might come later after the science chat).

Bruno Kestemont Lv 1

It's amazing ! If you look at this picture and you squint until seeing 3 pictures instead of 2, you can see the central one in 3D !!!