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University of California - Berkeley

Real and Computer-Generated Seashells

Caption: By adjusting nine parameters in a single equation, a neural net model can generate patterned shells (right) that closely resemble real mollusk shells (left). Conus clerei is one of the poisonous cone snails common throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Credit: Alistair Boettiger/UC Berkeley

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