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

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