Neatorama Posts Tagged "slime mold"
Slime Mold "Remembers" with External Memory

Photo: Tanya Letty A slime mold , which is neither slime nor mold , has no brain. But that doesn't mean it...  ...r experiment, Mr Reid and colleagues observed the slime mould exploring the dish, leavi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/09/Slime-Mold-Remembers-with-External-Memory/
Tokyo Rail System as Designed by Slime Mold

How do you design an efficient rail system...  ...f dedicated engineers ... or you can simply ask a slime mold : When presented with oat flakes...  ...cities around Tokyo, brainless, single-celled slime molds construct networks of nutrient-channe...  ...odel based on the simple rules...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/26/Tokyo-Rail-System-as-Designed-by-Slime-Mold/
Slime Molds Solve Maze

I spent a year of college teaching rats to find th...  ...ind their way through a maze, and now I find that slime molds , which don't even have brains, can do the same th...  ...aki of Japan's Future University Hakodate studies slime molds , which organize their colonies of cells to move t...  ...to use these si...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/30/slime-molds-solve-maze/
Those Sneaky Slime Molds

How much do you know about slime molds ? These one-celled creatures live in our forests,...  ...ncounter that they seem almost extraterrestrial. Slime molds are a remarkable lineage of amoebas that live in...  ...of protoplasm. While naturalists have known of slime molds for...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/05/those-sneaky-slime-molds/
Slime Mold Packs Own Bacteria Lunch to Colonize New Areas

The amoeba species Dictyostelium discoideum slime mold (or dicty, as scientists lovingly call it) is one...  ...ng areas.Scientists have just discovered that the slime mold is even cannier than previously thought: it can a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/20/slime-mold-packs-own-bacteria-lunch-to-colonize-new-areas/
Road Map of the US Made by a Slime Mold

No, it's not just a weird work of art, but a d...  ...but a demonstration by two scientists about how a slime mold can be used to plan road and communications netwo...  ...efficiently: Physarum polycephalum, a type of slime mold , grows tendrils in search of food and withdraws e...  ...opular Science, researc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/19/road-map-of-the-us-made-by-a-slime-mold/
Mushroom Madness...

Watch slime molds and mushrooms grow in this time-lapse video. I wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/10/21/mushroom-madness/
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