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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]

Astronomy

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Comet under attack

January 28, 2014

Space probes have studied the nuclei of comets from up close, gathered material, and even fired a projectile [more]

Astronomy

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Rosetta’s eyes

January 22, 2014

The development and construction of the OSIRIS onboard camera system was supervised Max Planck researchers [more]

Astronomy

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Expedition to primeval matter

January 20, 2014

The researchers are hoping that the landing on the comet’s nucleus will provide them with unique insights into the early history of the planetary system [more]

Astronomy

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Comet at dawn

November 11, 2013

If comet ISON survives its close shave with the Sun on 28 November, it should appear as a bright object in the morning sky [more]

Astronomy

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Dirty snowballs

November 08, 2013

Comets play a role in the history of civilisation, but their true nature has been unravelled only at a very late stage [more]

Astronomy

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Fossil from the depths of the solar system

November 08, 2013

While amateur astronomers are waiting excitedly for the solar fly-by of comet ISON, researchers are already revealing the first properties of the stranger [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology . Microbiology . Plant Research

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The breath of the Earth

August 14, 2013

The amounts of carbon dioxide and other trace gases that vegetation and soil exchange with the atmosphere affect the climate in a variety of ways. Markus Reichstein and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena are analyzing this complex structure. [more]

 
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