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EVE Online Introduces Project Discovery, Real-World Science In Game

Posted By: GamerDating - March 10, 2016

EVE Online have announced their latest amazing feature. In EVE Online, you can now easily take part in Project Discovery, a unique mini-game that's quick, easy, and rewarding to play which helps contribute to real world science discovery.

Project Discovery is run by the Sisters of EVE (SoE). Their project lead, Professor Lundberg, will recruit you and provide a basic tutorial on identifying patterns of protein distribution in human cells. Upon completion you can analyze unique images fresh from the lab. For every task you solve, the SoE will reward you and increase your Project Discovery rank.

Project Discovery is a unique new challenge that allows the EVE community to work together in-game to provide benefits to real world science and medicine.

It's as simple as playing a game where you look for patterns and differences in images. You generate results and submit them for rewards. Those images are actually high-resolution images of human cells, and your submissions are helping to improve and expand the massive Human Protein Atlas database.

The DNA within your cells provides the genetic code for 20,000 genes that are translated into proteins. Your goal will be to categorize protein patterns from images of cells into different categories of structures in the cell that belong to the nucleus, the cytoplasm, and the periphery of the cell.

When you play Project Discovery, you will help scientists understand protein function in cells by recognizing patterns in protein localization within colorful fluorescent microscopic images.

Image in game

Check out the video of how it works over at youtube.

In addition check out EVE Online Page all about Project Discovery

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