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Using a SETI-at-home-like distributed-processing system and a challenging puzzle game, researchers at McGill University are hoping to use human brainpower to map genetic codes.
Roughly 17,000 registered players of the DNA sequencing game Phylo have helped solve more than 350,000 problems since November 2010.
The electric car features achievement systems to reward green driving and ranks drivers against other drivers, delivering real-time smugness.
While this week brought more than its share of shoes news, plenty of other gadget happenings went down while we were busy indulging our foot fetish.