In an effort to see how single-celled organisms respond to being in life-or-death situations against multicellular organisms, scientists from University College Southeast Norway and the Institute of Micro and Nano System Technology created a tiny (it measures less than a millimeter in diameter) Pac-Man maze that served as the battle grounds.
The single-celled organisms, called euglena and ciliates, act as Pac-Man while the larger multicellular species, known as rotifers, play the role of the ghosts. Filmmaker Andy Bartley was brought in to help capture the “game” in all its glory.
The video unfortunately isn’t in English and the subtitles aren’t all that helpful but it’s neat to watch nevertheless. If only science had been this fun when I was in school...
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