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Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics.&nbsp;<a href="#__target_object_not_reachable"> <br /></a>

Nanoelectronics

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics. [more]

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Complex Systems . Quantum Physics

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Training atoms

April 14, 2014

Gerhard Rempe, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, uses single atoms to study the interaction between light and matter at the most elementary level. [more]

Computer Science . Genetics . Medicine

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Bioinformatics and epigenetics – computer-aided cancer diagnosis

March 01, 2012

Max Planck researchers use ingenious software programs in their quest for biomarkers for clinical cancer diagnosis [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research

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Breathless in the Megacity

September 22, 2011

Together with an Indian Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Bhola Ram Gurjar is analyzing the pollution in Indian megacities and how badly it is affecting the health of city dwellers. [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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A Material That Keeps Its Cool When Hot

October 22, 2010

A great deal of energy could be saved if turbines and combustion engines operated at higher  temperatures than they currently do. Ceramic high-temperature materials make this possible. [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Magic spheres from oil and water

March 01, 2010

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Leipzig produce nanospheres for a variety of applications. [more]

Computer Science . Infection Biology . Medicine

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Software predicts dangerous variants of influenza viruses

December 01, 2009

Computing power is emerging as an indispensable weapon for scientists engaged in the fight against influenza. [more]

Cell Biology . Material Sciences . Structural Biology

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Nanomaterials from the Biological Factory

April 10, 2009

Nature is a laboratory for particularly intelligent materials. This is what motivates Joachim Spatz, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, to pursue his forward-looking vision of using living cells or their molecular components as a means of making innovative materials. [more]

Complex Systems . Computer Science . Mathematics

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Robots start learning

March 23, 2009

Ingeniously designed machines learn to move without receiving any instructions from control programs. Similarly, robots are learning about their bodies and their environment.

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