Flow Network Adaptation

Physarum Polycephalum

Physarum’s network-shaped body plan recognizes as individual veins change contraction mechanics due to environmental stimuli and veins dilate or shrink in response to fluid shear forces.


Architecture of brain micro-vasculature ideal homogeneous supply throughout tissue as well as local control of supply by vessel dilation.

Alkaline Vents

Architecture of flow networks pervading alkaline vents shaped by controlling mineral precipitation with ion concentration and fluid flow rate.