By Andrew Adamatzky
The slime mold Physarum polycephalum is a huge mobilephone obvious via the unaided eye. It behaves as an clever nonlinear spatially prolonged lively medium encapsulated in an elastic membrane. The telephone optimises its development styles in configurations of attractants and repellents. This behaviour is interpreted as computation. quite a few prototypes of slime mold desktops have been designed to unravel difficulties of computational geometry, graphs and shipping networks and to enforce common computing circuits.
In this exact set of medical photos and micrographs, the prime specialists in laptop technology, biology, chemistry and fabric technology illustrate in impressive aspect the character of the slime mold pcs and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this booklet is of genuine medical, theoretical or technological curiosity. each one access features a self-contained description of the way the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the suitable slime mildew computer.
This atlas is exclusive in delivering the intensity and breadth of data in harnessing behaviour of the slime mold to accomplish computation. it's going to support readers to appreciate how exploitation of organic techniques has sparked new principles and spurred development in lots of fields of technology and engineering.
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