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. The term slime mold embraces a heterogeneous assemblage of organisms whose juxtaposition reflects a historical confusion. That new structure remains in place long after its finished its meal. Polycephalum a yellow slime mold remembers where it ate by reorienting its tendrils toward the food source. 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.
It may just look like a yellowish streak. Pattern formation and slime molds22 in slime molds a projection of the body used for locomotion 2 cellulard slime mold this is the first report on the slime molds of the matsu islands. A computer algorithm is similar to a recipe that tells a computer precisely what steps to take to solve a problem. Slime mold any of about 500 species of primitive organisms containing true nuclei and resembling both protozoan protists and fungi.
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. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi but are no longer considered part of that kingdom. 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. German scientist sound the bright yellow slime mold records where its last meal was by.