Sunday, January 24, 2010

BBC News - Engineers 'can learn from slime

  Doncha just love the problem solving abilities of self-organizing networks? From microbial intelligence to urban planning, I continue to believe that the best solutions are found when we let the algorithms that have evolved over billions of years work their magic; connecting community catalysts allows such algorithms flourish, and the work we are doing in Alaska helps confirm this notion!

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Scientists drew this conclusion after observing a slime mould as it grew into a network that was almost identical to the Tokyo rail system.

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