By Andrew Adamatzky
Slime mold Physarum polycephalum is a colossal unmarried mobilephone popular for its task-solving talents — solves computational geometry and logical difficulties, navigates robots and generates music.
The slime mildew may also construct motorways, highways and expressways. it really is used to examine delivery networks of Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, united kingdom and united states. the biggest towns are represented by way of oat flakes and the slime mildew is inoculated in a capital. whilst all oat flakes are coated by way of the slime mildew, the constitution of the protoplasmic networks shaped are analyzed. within the laboratory experiments and theoretical analyses, interesting country-specific homes of the highway networks are exposed and in comparison with the man-made and slime mold networks. they're studied as proximity graphs, resulting in hierarchies of complexity and bio-rationality of the motorways.
The publication will encourage novel and unique techniques, paradigms and methods for re-examination of old findings at the emergence of old roads and may aid to layout destiny transcontinental pathways. The booklet is self-contained and doesn't require any precise education or wisdom. This lavishly illustrated textual content might be favored via readers from all walks of life.
- Introduction (Andrew Adamatzky)
- Methods: How We carried out Experiments and Analysed Their effects (Andrew Adamatzky)
- Trans-African Highways (Andrew Adamatzky and Anne Kayem)
- Tracing ancient improvement of Australian Highways (Andrew Adamatzky and Mikhail Prokopenko)
- Belgian shipping Networks: Redundancy and Dissolution (Andrew Adamatzky, Bernard De Baets and Wesley Van Dessel)
- Brazilian Highways from Slime Mould's standpoint (Andrew Adamatzky and Pedro P B De Oliveira)
- Trans-Canada Slimeways: From Coast to Coast to Coast (Andrew Adamatzky and Selim G Akl)
- Slime mold Imitates Highways in China (Andrew Adamatzky, Xin-She Yang and Yu-Xin Zhao)
- Schlauschleimer auf Autobahnen: The Case of Germany (Andrew Adamatzky and Theresa Schubert)
- Vie Physarale: Roman Roads With Slime mold (Emanuele Strano, Andrew Adamatzky and Jeff Jones)
- Malaysian Expressways: Is There a good judgment at the back of Them? (Andrew Adamatzky, Zuwairie Ibrahim, Amar Faiz Zainal Abidin and Badaruddin Muhammad)
- Physarum Narcotráficum: Mexican Highways and Slime mold (Andrew Adamatzky, Genaro J Martinez, Sergio V Chapa-Vergara, René Asomoza-Palacio and Christopher R Stephens)
- Physarum within the Netherlands: Responding to the Flood (Andrew Adamatzky, Michael Lees and Peter M A Sloot)
- Rebuilding Iberian Motorways with Slime mildew (Andrew Adamatzky and Ramon Alonso-Sanz)
- United nation highway making plans with Slime mold (Andrew Adamatzky and Jeff Jones)
- Slimy Interstates within the united states (Andrew Adamatzky and Andrew Ilachinski)
- World Colonisation and alternate path Formation (Andrew Adamatzky)
- Biorationality of Motorways (Andrew Adamatzky, Selim Akl, Ramon Alonso-Sanz, Wesley van Dessel, Zuwairie Ibrahim, Andrew Ilachinski, Jeff Jones, Anne V D M Kayem, Genaro J Martínez, Pedro P B de Oliveira, Mikhail Prokopenko, Theresa Schubert, Peter Sloot, Emanuele Strano and Xin-She Yang)
Readership: Computer scientists, street planners, mathematicians, physicists, chemists and nonlinear scientists.
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