By Andrew Adamatzky

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

In this targeted set of clinical images and micrographs, the best specialists in computing device technological know-how, biology, chemistry and fabric technology illustrate in excellent aspect the character of the slime mildew desktops and hybrid units. each picture or micrograph during this ebook is of genuine medical, theoretical or technological curiosity. each one access encompasses a self-contained description of ways the visualised phenomenon is utilized in the proper slime mildew computer.

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

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Atlas of Physarum Computing

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