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Biology-Inspired Networking


microscope image of fruit fly pupal stage

In this microscope image of the pupal stage of fruit fly development, nerve cells that become sensory organ precursors (SOPs) are identified by arrows. These cells send chemical signals to neighboring cells, blocking them from becoming SOPs.

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers have developed a new networking algorithm, modeled after the neurological development of the fruit fly, to help distributed networks self-organize more efficiently.

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