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PC Gamers can help understand and fight the Covid-19 pandemic by running the [email protected] program.

Graphics cards (have an enormous amount of computational power, which makes them so energy intensive) can be used to simulate protein folding, making them a valuable tool in understanding and fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. You can participate to the [email protected] service, a distributed computing project from Stanford University founded in 2000 and donate computational power by running a software on your computer.

The Uncensored Library – Minecraft can be used to bypass internet censorship

A really cool project by Reporters Without Borders! In many countries, websites, social media and blogs are controlled by oppressive leaders. Young people, in particular, are forced to grow up in systems where their opinion is heavily manipulated by governmental disinformation campaigns. But even where most...

A NEW WAVE OF INDIES ARE USING GAMES TO EXPLORE CLIMATE CHANGE

Article by Cian Maher for TheVerge. - Games have huge potential as interactive education tools. The article looks at the indie games Beyond Blue, Abzu, Endling, Temtem, Bee Simulator and the people behind these games. A great quote from one of the gameamakers: β€œWe believe that well-crafted...

πŸ”— Microsoft announces plans to be “carbon negative” by 2030

Article by Rebekah Valentine, staff writer at gamesindustry.biz. - Article about the great news that Microsoft just announced! Microsoft has committed that they will be carbon negative by 2030 for direct emissions and their entire supply and value chain.

πŸ”— Australian university launches study into industry carbon emissions.

Article by Haydn Taylor, senior staff writer at gamesindustry.biz. - Led by Dr Ben Abraham at The University of Technology in Sydney, a survey has launched to measure the environmental impact of game development. The survey also attempts to asses the position of developers towards climate change....

πŸ”— Twitch Streamers Raise Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Fight Australian Bushfires

Article by Nathan Grayson, senior reporter at Kotaku. - The article tells the story of a group of streamers that raised $220,000 to fight Australian bushfires in 36 hours. Great example of the community coming together. Let's not just treat the symptoms, but work to be...