By Andrew Adamatzky
The slime mildew Physarum polycephalum is a huge telephone noticeable via the unaided eye. It behaves as an clever nonlinear spatially prolonged lively medium encapsulated in an elastic membrane. The cellphone optimises its development styles in configurations of attractants and repellents. This behaviour is interpreted as computation. quite a few prototypes of slime mold pcs have been designed to unravel difficulties of computational geometry, graphs and delivery networks and to enforce common computing circuits.
In this distinct set of clinical photos and micrographs, the top specialists in machine technological know-how, biology, chemistry and fabric technological know-how illustrate in terrific aspect the character of the slime mold desktops and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this publication is of genuine medical, theoretical or technological curiosity. each one access incorporates a self-contained description of ways the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the appropriate slime mildew computer.
This atlas is exclusive in offering the intensity and breadth of data in harnessing behaviour of the slime mildew to accomplish computation. it is going to support readers to appreciate how exploitation of organic tactics has sparked new principles and spurred development in lots of fields of technology and engineering.
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Atlas of Physarum Computing by Andrew Adamatzky