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+ - Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days-> 2

Submitted by twocows
twocows writes: From the article: "Scientists from Washington University have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of a enzyme that exhibits AIDS-like behavior, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure for the disease. Gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme’s structure in ten days."
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+ - Age of Empire II (yes, II) to get new expansion->

Submitted by twocows
twocows writes: From Tom's Hardware:
AoE II HD is getting a new expansion pack on Steam sometime this fall. Quoting from the article, "Gamers who procure "The Forgotten" can look forward to a ton of new content, including five new civilizations, four new historical campaigns, a handful of new multiplayer maps and direct streaming to Twitch.tv. Players will also be able to control up to 500 units at a time instead of the current 200-unit limit."
I know what I'll be doing at my next LAN party.

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+ - FOX to host new Cosmos->

Submitted by twocows
twocows writes: FOX is set to make a new season of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson and written by none other than Ann Druyam (Carl Sagan's widow). Let's hope they don't screw it up like every other good show they've aired in the past decade.
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Hardware

+ - GeForce 400 series releases to tepid reviews->

Submitted by twocows
twocows writes: Nearly half a year after the initial projected release date, Nvidia premiered its new GeForce 400 series of cards at PAX today. After a development period mired in controversy, Nvidia showed off the capabilities of the 400 series in a 3D presentation demoing gameplay footage from titles such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and World of Warcraft. Despite the polished presentation, critical reception has proved to be tepid at best. A number of sites have criticized the line's mediocre performance in benchmarks compared to rival ATI's line of Radeon cards, with some older cards even surpassing the new line in gameplay performance; some also cite the cards' extremely large power draw as another point of contention.
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