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Science and Corporate Communication

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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. 
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Neurosciences

Rare neurons discovered in monkey brains

May 21, 2012

Max Planck scientists discover brain cells in monkeys that may be linked to self-awareness and empathy in humans [more]

Cell Biology . Infection Biology . Structural Biology

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Zooming in on bacterial weapons in 3D

May 21, 2012

Max Planck scientists decipher the structure of bacterial injection needles at atomic resolution [more]

Genetics

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New details about gene regulation explained

May 19, 2012

The transcription factor P-TEFb regulates RNA polymerase based on an unexpected pattern [more]

Material Sciences

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A crowning success for crayfish

May 18, 2012

Australian freshwater crayfish have a tooth enamel very similar to humans [more]

Astrophysics

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Fuel for the Black Hole

May 18, 2012

First investigations with the Very Large Telescope Interferometer reveal the dust torus around the black hole in a galactic nucleus [more]

Material Sciences

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Gold lenses used to create gamma optics

May 18, 2012

A fundamental assumption of physics is toppled: even extremely high-energy radiation is refracted in suitable materials such as silicon or gold [more]

Jurisprudence

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Europe’s courts under reform pressure

May 16, 2012

The European Court of Justice is facing tremendous challenges. A study by the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Private Law outlines the reasons why, and sets out solution proposals. [more]

Plant Research

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Early flowering caused by faulty biological clock

May 14, 2012

A change in its internal clock helps barley adjust to cultivation in northern environments with short summers [more]

 
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