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Futurist, Strategic Thinker & Facilitator of New Ideas with a Passion for enhancing the Creative Process in people and organizations.

 

Blake can be reached at: blake.godkin@gmail.com


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Sprint, Samsung Launch Biodegradable Phone Made of Corn | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Sprint, Samsung Launch Biodegradable Phone Made of Corn | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Convergent Thinking | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly phones are all the rage among handset makers now.  Samsung became the third phone manufacturer, after Motorola and Sony Ericsson, to offer a d...
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The Science Behind Foldit | Foldit

The Science Behind Foldit | Foldit | Convergent Thinking | Scoop.it

What big problems is this game tackling?

 

Protein structure prediction: As described above, knowing the structure of a protein is key to understanding how it works and to targeting it with drugs. A small protein can consist of 100 amino acids, while some human proteins can be huge (1000 amino acids). The number of different ways even a small protein can fold is astronomical because there are so many degrees of freedom. Figuring out which of the many, many possible structures is the best one is regarded as one of the hardest problems in biology today and current methods take a lot of money and time, even for computers. Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans' puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively to fold the best proteins.


Protein design: Since proteins are part of so many diseases, they can also be part of the cure. Players can design brand new proteins that could help prevent or treat important diseases.

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Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat.
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Eat Your Own Clinic and Related Business Models | Sustainable Brands

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