technology podcast #362

Gaming and Genomics

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We’ve done quite a bit on the crowd-sourcing of scientific work over the years. You can help SETI search for extra-terrestrials, help the FBI solve cryptography conundrums, and even assist  scientists in tracking historic climate change by digitizing old ship’s logs. In this week’s podcast, we’ll tell you about another crowd-sourcing effort…but it has a fun twist. You can help scientists better understand genomics by playing an online game called Phylo. Ari Daniel Shapiro, working in partnership with PBS’s NOVA, has the story for us.

We’ve also got a great interview with Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux operating system and winner of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize.

What, that’s not enough for you? OK. How about a piece from Manila on some smog-busting paint? And we’ll end with an interview with one of China’s leading hackers.

A reminder that you can ignore us equally on Twitter, Facebook, and now Google +.

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