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By Andrew Adamatzky

This publication is dedicated to Slime mold Physarum polycephalum, that's a huge unmarried phone able for dispensed sensing, concurrent info processing, parallel computation and decentralized actuation. the benefit of culturing and experimenting with Physarum makes this slime mildew an amazing substrate for real-world implementations of unconventional sensing and computing devices

The e-book is a treatise of theoretical and experimental laboratory reports on sensing and computing homes of slime mildew, and at the improvement of mathematical and logical theories of Physarum habit.

It is proven tips on how to make logical gates and circuits, digital units (memristors, diodes, transistors, wires, chemical and tactile sensors) with the slime mildew. The e-book demonstrates the way to alter houses of Physarum computing circuits with practical nano-particles and polymers, to interface the slime mildew with field-programmable arrays, and to exploit Physarum as a controller of microbial gasoline cells.

A specific multi-agent version of slime is proven to serve good as a software program slime mold able for fixing difficulties of computational geometry and graph optimization. The multiagent version is complemented via mobile automata versions with parallel accelerations. provided mathematical types encouraged by way of Physarum contain non-quantum implementation of Shor's factorization, structural studying, computation of shortest direction tree on dynamic graphs, provide chain community layout, p-adic computing and syllogistic reasoning.

The e-book is a different composition of shiny and lavishly illustrated essays with the intention to encourage scientists, engineers and artists to take advantage of common phenomena in designs of destiny and emergent computing and sensing units. it's a 'bible' of experimental computing with spatially prolonged residing substrates, it spanstopics from biology of slime mold, to bio-sensing, to unconventional computing units and robotics, non-classical logics and song and arts.

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2c). Plasmodium inoculated in input x of P1 propagates till junction of x and y, ‘collides’ with the impassable edge of channel yq and appears in output q (Fig. 2d). When plasmodia are inoculated in both inputs x and y of P1 they collide with each other and the plasmodium originated in x continues along the route x p. Thus the plasmodia appear in both outputs p and q (Fig. 2e). 42 A. Adamatzky et al. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) Fig. 2 Physarum ballistic gates. a, b Geometrical structure of Physarum gates P1 (a) and P2 (b) x and y are inputs, p and q are outputs.

Light, particularly white and blue light, generally seems to affect the growth of plasmodia [13]. White light diodes were conducted to glass fiber to precisely illuminate small portions of the glass slide, either with constant light or with periodic light, in the present experiment alternating every 30 s. Physarum readily contact non-illuminated spots of oat slurry (1 µl of slurry placed dot-wise in equidistance of 3 mm to the inoculum; the slurry was prepared by crudely mixing two flakes of oat with 200 µl of pure water), whereas it avoids to contact dots either continuously illuminated or periodically illuminated (Fig.

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