Play Games, Cure Cancer

I am wholeheartedly encouraged by this story.

Networking computers to increase processing power is nothing new. ┬áBut three of the world’s biggest tech giants, Google, Facebook and Amazon are looking to develop a game for your smartphone that is both fun but let’s you help in the search for cancer curing drugs.

Scientists from a British cancer charity are teaming up with technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to design and develop a mobile game aimed at speeding the search for new cancer drugs.

The project, led by the charity Cancer Research UK, should mean that anyone with a smart phone and five minutes to spare will be able to investigate vital scientific data at the same time as playing a mobile game.

The game is slated to come out mid 2013.

Kudos to these companies. They are OfficiallyAwesome for doing this.