Shrinking blob speeds traveling salesman on his way
Researchers brew up organics on ice
(Phys.org)—Would you like icy organics with that? Maybe not in your coffee, but researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing ...
Japan scientists hope slime holds intelligence key
A brainless, primeval organism able to navigate a maze might help Japanese scientists devise the ideal transport network design. Not bad for a mono-cellular being that lives on rotting leaves.
Researchers replicate slime mold with brainless amoeboid robot that can move toward an attractant
Study shows slime molds have spatial memory
In amoeba world, cheating doesn't pay
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but over time they seem doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas where natural selection favors the noble.
Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network (w/ video)
Queen's University professor Selim Akl has provided additional proof to the theory that nature computes.
Not all altruism is alike, says new study
(Phys.org) -- Not all acts of altruism are alike, says a new study. From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model pinpoints the environmental conditions ...
Researchers find slime mold feeding fronds have memristance
Researchers synthesize sound from electrical energy of slime mold
Slime mold prefers sleeping pills
Getting dust mites to leave homes on their own
House dust mites, nearly microscopic creatures that inhabit every crevice of our lives and make us sneeze, have long been assumed to be solitary in behavior. Now new research has shown that they are actually ...
Organizing the slime mold
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells.
Slime design mimics Tokyo's rail system
What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus ...