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You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

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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Developmental Biology . Neurosciences

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Two-way traffic in the spinal cord

December 18, 2013

New cell type paves the way for movement-related nerve fibres [more]

Astronomy

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Hitchhiker's guide to Vesta's hidden attractions

December 18, 2013

Varied geological formations and a unique landscape: new evaluations show the beauty spots of protoplanet Vesta [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Chimpanzees are rational, not conformists

December 16, 2013

Chimpanzees flexibly adjust their behaviour to maximise payoffs, not to conform to majorities [more]

Plant Research

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Immune system's errand boy

December 16, 2013

Signalling pathway links local and systemic plant immunity [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Bonobos stay young longer

December 16, 2013

Contrary to humans and chimpanzees bonobos retain elevated thyroid hormones well into adulthood [more]

Solid State Research

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New catalyst for fuel cells

December 13, 2013

Researchers discover a potential substitute for platinum [more]

Plant Research

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Toxic substances in banana plants kill root pests

December 12, 2013

Banana plants protect themselves from parasitic nematodes by increasing local concentrations of defensive substances in infected root tissues. [more]

Plant Research . Structural Biology

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Molecular snapshot of the plant immune system’s signal box

December 11, 2013

The molecular architecture of three key proteins and their complexes reveals how plants fine-tune their immune response to pathogens [more]

 
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