The researchers then applied the slime mold algorithm to data containing the locations of 37000 galaxies mapped by the sloan digital sky survey at distances corresponding to 300 million light years.
Slime mold. It may just look like a yellowish streak. Introduction to the slime molds long classified together in the myxomycophyta as part of the fungi slime molds are now known to be quite unrelated to the fungithere are three main groups of slime molds which do not form a clade. Slime mold slime mold slime mold slime mold slime mold slime mold. The single celled physarum polcephalum or slime mold does not have a brain or nervous system but is able to remember the location of a food source a new study reveals.
A computer algorithm is similar to a recipe that tells a computer precisely what steps to take to solve a problem. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi but are no longer considered part of that kingdom. Plasmodial slime molds like physarum shown here are basically enormous single cells with thousands of nuclei. Slime mold any of about 500 species of primitive organisms containing true nuclei and resembling both protozoan protists and fungi.
German scientist sound the bright yellow slime mold records where its last meal was by. Polycephalum a yellow slime mold remembers where it ate by reorienting its tendrils toward the food source. That new structure remains in place long after its finished its meal. Slime mold is able to remember information and act on their memories a pretty impressive feat considering they lack any form of central nervous system.