By Andrew Adamatzky
The slime mildew Physarum polycephalum is a huge mobilephone seen through the unaided eye. It behaves as an clever nonlinear spatially prolonged energetic medium encapsulated in an elastic membrane. The mobilephone optimises its development styles in configurations of attractants and repellents. This behaviour is interpreted as computation. quite a few prototypes of slime mildew desktops have been designed to unravel difficulties of computational geometry, graphs and delivery networks and to enforce common computing circuits.
In this certain set of clinical images and micrographs, the major specialists in machine technology, biology, chemistry and fabric technology illustrate in excellent element the character of the slime mold desktops and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this ebook is of genuine clinical, theoretical or technological curiosity. each one access contains a self-contained description of ways the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the proper slime mold computer.
This atlas is exclusive in delivering the intensity and breadth of information in harnessing behaviour of the slime mold to accomplish computation. it's going to support readers to appreciate how exploitation of organic strategies has sparked new principles and spurred development in lots of fields of technological know-how and engineering.
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