Science recreates microbial Pac-Man

Am University College Norwegen haben sie Mini-Labyrinthe für Mikroben gebaut, um deren natürliche Umgebung zu simulieren. Mit Hilfe von Adam (übrigens der Regisseur von Tom Veks Musikvideo zu „Nothing but green Light“) haben sie diese dann blau angeleuchtet, so dass die Dinger wie Pac-Man-Mazes aussehen.

With these flatter "micromazes," though, researchers can study the organisms in an environment that reasonably mimics the system of microscopic canals and similar structures found in their natural habitats like peat or moss. And by making the maze reminiscent of the mazes from Pac-Man, the team felt they could better communicate their findings to the wider public.