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Scientists create Pac-Man level for organisms to do battle in

By Shawn Knight
Jul 5, 2016
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  1. 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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  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    This is awesome haha
  3. atcapistrano

    atcapistrano TS Member Posts: 30

    I wouldn't be surprised if the zika virus was artificially created by some mad scientists in a similar way.
  4. Mighty Duck

    Mighty Duck TS Member Posts: 37   +15

    I can almost hear PETA crying over the exploitation of single-celled organisms in fight rings.

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