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MaxPlanckApp

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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Genetics

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Liquorice root found to contain anti-diabetic substance

April 17, 2012

Researchers discover promising anti-diabetic substance in the amorfrutin class of natural substances [more]

Ecology . Microbiology

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A toxic menu

April 16, 2012

Marine worm feeds on carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide with the help of symbiotic bacteria [more]

Cell Biology . Genetics . Plant Research

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Direct transfer of plant genes from chloroplasts into the cell nucleus

April 13, 2012

Gene function preserved despite structural differences in the DNA [more]

Developmental Biology . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Majority-biased learning

April 12, 2012

In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Decision-making can and must be learned – new test measures risk intelligence

April 10, 2012

www.riskliteracy.org provides information about how well individuals can assess risks [more]

Complex Systems

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Liquid with corners

April 05, 2012

A new model explains why a fluid spreading out over a surface can form a polygonal hydraulic jump [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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Glass sponge as a living climate archive

April 04, 2012

An 11,000 year-old deep-sea sponge provides a record of past environmental changes in the sea [more]

Neurosciences

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New immune defence enzyme discovered

April 02, 2012

A previously unknown serine protease forms part of the antibacterial defence arsenal of neutrophil granulocytes [more]

 
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