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Old February 21st, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Slime mould designs urban transport system

An interesting article about employing myxomycetes:

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketsci...il_network.php

I think they need a union tho' - remuneration is only in oat flakes!

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Old February 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Re: Slime mould designs urban transport system

Yes, but to a slime mould, oat flakes are the goods.
Fascinating!
As Hercule Poirot would say: It gives one furiously to think, n'est-ce pas?
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Old February 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Re: Slime mould designs urban transport system

Good point - and a lot could be accomplished with just one oat flake :-)
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Re: Slime mould designs urban transport system

Hmm. Makes me think of fractals...the way in which trees grow, the way cell phone antennas are configured...whoa. Heavy-duty stuff to contemplate.

As we used to say back in the day: Everything IS everything.

If we can submerge our human egos and simply observe, we will see that nature has already provided the answers we seek.
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Re: Slime mould designs urban transport system

I was just reading an article about slime mold (mainly the Many-headed variety)....about how it's send out the 'fingers'...then fill in with the munchers. I believe it was discribed there as a city map. :o)
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