By Andrew Adamatzky

The slime mildew Physarum polycephalum is a huge mobilephone obvious via the unaided eye. It behaves as an clever nonlinear spatially prolonged energetic medium encapsulated in an elastic membrane. The mobile optimises its development styles in configurations of attractants and repellents. This behaviour is interpreted as computation. various prototypes of slime mold pcs have been designed to unravel difficulties of computational geometry, graphs and shipping networks and to enforce common computing circuits.

In this particular set of clinical photos and micrographs, the prime specialists in computing device technology, biology, chemistry and fabric technology illustrate in outstanding aspect the character of the slime mold pcs and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this publication is of actual clinical, theoretical or technological curiosity. each one access contains a self-contained description of ways the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the suitable slime mold computer.

This atlas is exclusive in supplying the intensity and breadth of data in harnessing behaviour of the slime mildew to accomplish computation. it's going to support readers to appreciate how exploitation of organic approaches has sparked new rules and spurred growth in lots of fields of technology and engineering.

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