By Andrew Adamatzky
The slime mold Physarum polycephalum is a huge cellphone obvious through the unaided eye. It behaves as an clever nonlinear spatially prolonged lively medium encapsulated in an elastic membrane. The mobile optimises its development styles in configurations of attractants and repellents. This behaviour is interpreted as computation. a number of prototypes of slime mold pcs have been designed to resolve difficulties of computational geometry, graphs and delivery networks and to enforce common computing circuits.
In this distinctive set of medical photos and micrographs, the top specialists in computing device technology, biology, chemistry and fabric technological know-how illustrate in remarkable element the character of the slime mildew desktops and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this e-book is of actual medical, theoretical or technological curiosity. every one access encompasses a self-contained description of the way the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the suitable slime mold computer.
This atlas is exclusive in delivering the intensity and breadth of information in harnessing behaviour of the slime mildew to accomplish computation. it's going to aid readers to appreciate how exploitation of organic strategies has sparked new rules and spurred development in lots of fields of technology and engineering.
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