Slime mold form a map of the Tokyo-area railway system

When the researchers place food at cities on the map, the fungus collaborates, spreading out to map many possible configurations and then dying away to highlight the shortest routes between cities and the most efficient overall system map. For more about the problem-solving power inherent in networks, see "Networked" (May-June 2010).

Timur Fattahov

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