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AT
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 10:04 pm:   

"slime moulds appear to possess a basic intelligence. In 2000, researchers in Japan found that a slime mould called Physarum polycephalum could navigate a maze." - from this week's New Scientist.
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18625042.100
'Clever and cunning', they are called. I could lose my way up a straight drainpipe. This makes me think that slime-mold mazes could be hit products, especially if sold at people-size mazes. But then I would think it fun to watch the slime be cunning.
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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 02:56 pm:   

*grin*
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Alistair Rennie
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 03:55 pm:   

Nah, Anna, selling slime-mould mazes would never work. Just look at the article preview. Can you imagine all the pirated slime-mould mazes that would appear on the market, which were actually full of dog sick rather than your genuine bona fide social amoeba?

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AT
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:58 pm:   

Damn their eyes,Alistair! You're right. It hurts for such a gold-mine of an idea be rapiered and foiled by bona'd-sicking-Fidos.

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