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Digitally simulated worm wriggles for the first time (video)

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Dec
2013

Its relatively easy to simulate life in an abstract sense, but its tricky to do that cell-by-cell — just ask the OpenWorm Project, which has spent months recreating a nematode in software. However, the team recently cleared an important milestone by getting its virtual worm to wiggle for the first time. The project now has an algorithm that triggers the same muscle contractions youd see in the real organism, getting the 1,000-cell simulation to swim in a convincing fashion.

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