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Cities in motion: how slime mould can redraw our rail and road maps

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Cities in motion: how slime mould can redraw our rail and road maps

For Valentines Day I spent a romantic evening with my laptop, writing about slime mould and commuting. It’s up right now over on The Guardian: Cities pages. Hit the link if you’ve ever wondered what slime mould thinks of your commute.

Slime mould maps the US road network

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Author: davergp

Environmental Geoscience BSc. Environmental Design of Buildings MSc. Bonsai Hobbyist, Woodland Enthusiast, Environ-mentalist.

One thought on “Cities in motion: how slime mould can redraw our rail and road maps

  1. Just a thought, but could closely spaced pegs on the map allow modelling of difficult geography like hills or rivers?
    The pegs mean the space available for the slime mould to pass food through is restricted compared to the open box

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