Physarum Chip: Growing Computers from Slime Mould Self-growing computers? Optimised transport routes? Cell music? Distributed intelligence? Morphological computation? The answer to these questions gives the slime mould Physarum polycephalum - a large single cell and the protagonist of the research project PhyChip. Physarum polycephalum represents an enigmatic group of organisms known as the slime molds.