Archive | September, 2012

Slime Mold Grows Network Just Like Tokyo Rail System | Wired Science | Wired.com

3 Sep

When presented with oat flakes arranged in the pattern of Japanese cities around Tokyo, brainless, single-celled slime molds construct networks of nutrient-channeling tubes that are strikingly similar to the layout of the Japanese rail system, researchers from Japan and England report Jan. 22 in Science.

via Slime Mold Grows Network Just Like Tokyo Rail System | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Next time you need a snappy comeback to a transportation planner, just tell them “oh yeah? Mold could do your job!”*

*Not recommended for effective networking.

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