Slime Mold Grows Network Just Like Tokyo Rail System | WIRED

Talented and dedicated engineers spent countless hours designing Japan’s rail system to be one of the world’s most efficient. Could have just asked a slime mold. When presented with oat flakes arranged in the pattern of Japanese cities around Tokyo, brainless, single-celled slime molds construct networks of nutrient-channeling tubes that are strikingly similar to the […]
— Read on www.wired.com/2010/01/slime-mold-grows-network-just-like-tokyo-rail-system/amp

Cybercriminals Are Doing Their Homework in Latest Banking Scam – Slashdot

The con starts off as many that target individuals do nowadays: With a text message. In this case it’s not a phishing attempt, it’s an attempt to ascertain whether the person receiving the message is susceptible to further manipulation. Posing as the target’s bank, the message asks whether a large charge ($5,000 in the example the FBI gives) was legitimate and asks for a reply of YES or NO.
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/398738

Anthony Levandowski’s latest moonshot is a peer-to-peer telecom network powered by cryptocurrency | TechCrunch

A new mobile data network — accompanied by the quinfecta of a website, Medium post, white paper, dedicated subreddit and Discord channel —  quietly launched late Tuesday evening in San Francisco, promising a new way to exchange data anonymously and at high speeds without relying on legacy carriers, and at a cheaper price. The peer-to-peer […]
— Read on techcrunch.com/2022/02/02/anthony-levandowskis-latest-moonshot-is-a-peer-to-peer-telecom-network-powered-by-cryptocurrency/

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