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The Computational Prowess of Nature Revealed Via A Map of Canada

A Canadian researcher, "placed rolled oats on a map of Canada, covering the major urban areas. One urban area held the slime mold. The slime mold reached out for the food, creating thin tubes that eventually formed a network mirroring the Canadian highway system.".

Who needs city planners and civil engineers when you have a bucket of slime mold on your side!

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Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network

A researcher placed rolled oats on a map of Canada, covering the major urban areas. One urban area held the slime mold. The slime mold reached out for the food, creating thin tubes that eventually for…

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