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2015-03-15 14:54:18

The Romans probably employed a legion of designers and planners at the time but, if we take the findings of some new research at face value, a passable job of transport network design could be done by a big dollop of slime mold. Disgusting.

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2010-01-22 08:50:13

The efficient methods of a slime mold could inform human engineers.

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2009-08-27 16:00:00

Scientists at the University of the West of England are to design the first ever biological robot using mould.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.