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Growth simulation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0bRrEQrLog

Added by Roxane Fallah on March 22, 2017 at 21:07 — No Comments

Experiment begins

My experiment: …

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Added by Roxane Fallah on March 1, 2017 at 3:00 — No Comments

Flatland

Hi everybody,

Can we assume that a blob is part of flatland inhabitants as presented in the fiml :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyuNrm4VK2w

FJD

Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 30, 2017 at 13:57 — No Comments

Aquatic BLOB (French version)

Hi everybody !

Did you know about aquatic blobs in aquariums ?

extract from : http://www.aquachange.fr/poisson_fiche_aquarium.php?id=317 ;

Abstract : The Didyum plasmoids are rare, they can be found at hydrangea foot.

They are not toxic for aquarium live, and the only way to get rid of them is to completely renew aquarium as they resist to any anti-fungal…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 24, 2017 at 10:23 — No Comments

BLOB vs Voltage - Which Voltage is a blob sensitive to ?

 

 

 

Which Voltage is a blob sensitive to ?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 test zones

 

What we need:

A « Petri » Box, at least 2 current lab generators,…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 23, 2017 at 20:43 — No Comments

Blob vs Magnetism : Which Magnetism is a blob sensitive to?

 

 

 

Which Magnetism is a blob sensitive to?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 test zones

 

What we need:

A « Petri » Box and several magnet and magnetic…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 23, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

BLOB vs Polarization - Which polarization do a blob will like/freak most?

 

 

 

Which polarization do a blob will like/freak most?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 filters and a white / blue light

 

What we need:

A Black « Petri »…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 22, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

BLOB vs COLOR - Like-Freak

Witch color do a blob will like/freak most ?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

Experiment with 8 Leds from Infra-Red to White passing by Ultra violet.…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 19, 2017 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Hello !

Hi everybody, and Happy New Year.





My yound dougther is to be enter in Veterinarian studies after graduation... As she is interested in biology (and what ever around living), she browse scientific news on the web. Recently  she saw a TEDx Presentation about "Blob" intelligence. Now  she wants to try educate one "Clever Slime" too.



Do somebody could send us a sample to start experiments ? I've read about a ring somewhere on the site... Is it alive ?



We live in…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 19, 2017 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

The Physarum Experiments - in conversation, Sunday 15 January, London

Next Sunday afternoon I'll be in conversation with Natalia Zagorska-Thomas at Studio ExPurgamento, Camden, about interspecies creativity, control and authorship when working with living organisms.
The event is free but space is limited so please rsvp to reserve a place. There will be drinks. Hope to see you…
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Added by Heather Barnett on January 9, 2017 at 13:50 — No Comments

applications of slime mold

After extensive research, I noticed that there are a few gaps in the field of slime mold research.  Are there any major areas that need to be investigated? Any replies would help, thanks. 

Added by Sophie on September 7, 2016 at 18:02 — No Comments

agar substitute help

can anyone tell me substitutes for agar? I heard unflavored gelatin works but I don't know. Please respond as soon as u can, I have a project I'm working on. Thank you

Added by nathanael rios on September 3, 2016 at 11:14 — 1 Comment

Big bang, big disappointment :)

Four weeks of crazy work,  turning the spare room into a culture lab and time lapse studio I made enough culture for two thousand people and I should be there with my friends and colleagues on the stand inspiring the next generation of scientists,  slime fans and eccentrics.  

Unfortunately I'm stuck on a hospital ward with fifty stitches in my neck waiting until I'm allowed home. So it goes I suppose but damn I was looking forward to the Big Bang Fair,  I couldn't even bring a slime…

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Added by ian on March 16, 2016 at 17:04 — No Comments

Research media

Here is also the video of the mould processed whith MATLAB which was described in our earlier paper.

Added by Marijn Roelvink on January 14, 2016 at 8:23 — No Comments

Research finished! (kind of)

As some might have noticed, I've been working on a schoolpaper (we call it a profielwerkstuk) and we've finally finished it, so here down below you can download our final paper. Have to warn though, we did not exactly manage to do everything we wanted to, but I think it still might be interesting and inspiring to read it. In it is also described a very good method for culturing the mould. Hope you'll enjoy!…

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Added by Marijn Roelvink on January 14, 2016 at 8:20 — 1 Comment

What I'm up to

Working on hacking compact cameras (all as cheap as possible off e-bay) to take time lapse and also to use as camera traps using an Arduino and sensors to acheive this and so far have had a lot of success. Moving house so unable to do much for a few weeks but when I start back up will post pictures and instructions so that anyone can follow. All that is reqired is some soldering and an arduino the progamming is very simple, but soldering is difficult if you have no…

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Added by Robert Keyes on January 8, 2016 at 16:45 — No Comments

Ruminations of a recent devotee . . .

I am fascinated to find a collective of single cell organisims that has so organized itself to accomplish mutually advantageous outcomes . . . would that our leaders in congress could operate so harmoniously . . . I wonder if Physarum Polycephalum would accept a write-in vote?

Added by James on October 29, 2015 at 16:20 — No Comments

Starting

Slime mold uses an externalized spatial “memory” to navigate in complex environments

Chris R. Reida, Tanya Lattya, Audrey Dussutourc, and Madeleine Beekmana…

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Added by Luiz Henrique Pantaleão on October 20, 2015 at 12:56 — No Comments

Need Slime Mold

Hi!

I am a swedish designer in need for slime mold, do you have any idea where I could order it or could someone send it to me from here? :)

Thanks

Linnea

Added by Linnea Våglund on September 30, 2015 at 12:14 — 2 Comments

Culturing Slime

Tomorrow I will be starting to culture my slime and I'm a bit new to the whole process. We aim to culture slime both on minimal media and oatmeal agar so how should I go about culturing? E.g. How much of the sclerotia should I be adding to each plate initially?

Thanks

Added by Matt Jackson on August 10, 2015 at 9:59 — No Comments

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