Slime mould designs urban transport system

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Frog, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Frog

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    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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    Good point - and a lot could be accomplished with just one oat flake :-)
     
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    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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    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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