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November 17, 2010 / Martijn

Problem-solving bacteria crack sudoku

The appeal of sudoku has spread to the prokaryotic world. A strain ofEscherichia coli bacteria can now solve the logic puzzles – with some help from a group of students at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

“Because sudoku has simple rules, we felt that maybe bacteria could solve it for us, as long as we designed a circuit for them to follow,” says team leader Ryo Taniuchi.

Via http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19733-problemsolving-bacteria-crack-sudoku.html

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