Sunday, January 24, 2010

the slime mold that transgressed Tokyo

Researchers in the UK have discovered that, when tempted by oat flakes, "the slime mold Physarum polycephalum forms networks with comparable efficiency, fault tolerance, and cost to those of real-world infrastructure networks—in this case, the Tokyo rail system."

As reported in ScienceNOW.

I wonder how the slime mold would fare against Rahul, the public transportation savant of NYC.

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