How a Brainless Slime Mold Recreated the Tokyo Rail System How a Brainless Slime Mold Recreated the Tokyo Rail System
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How a Brainless Slime Mold Recreated the Tokyo Rail System

by Adele Peters

May 17, 2013

Researchers have also used slime molds to recreate highways in China, the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Spain, noting that sometimes the mold discovers a slightly more efficient route than the humans did. 

Though reports on this research started coming out a few years ago, I haven't seen cities using slime molds in actual transportation planning yet. Who will be first to add slime mold to the urban planning department?

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How a Brainless Slime Mold Recreated the Tokyo Rail System