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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. 
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Cultural Studies . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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New social diversity in global cities

April 02, 2015

Comparatively conceiving, observing and visualising diversification in public urban spaces [more]

 

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Partial solar eclipse over Germany

March 20, 2015

In the morning of March 20th it was possible to view this impressive natural phenomenon using special eye protection [more]

Astronomy

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When the dragon swallows the sun

March 18, 2015

Eclipses have fascinated mankind throughout the ages – and even changed the way we view the world [more]

Astronomy

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The sun – a mercurial star

March 17, 2015

The Sun is the Earth’s principal source of energy and climate driver. Yet sometimes it sends more light to the Earth than other times. Astronomers  at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research take these fluctuations in solar radiation into account in their models to find out whether they contribute to global warming or counteract it. [more]

Chemistry . Computer Science . Medicine

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Transforming research into new products

March 06, 2015

Yearbook report 2015 of Max Planck Innovation, the Max Planck Society's tech transfer office [more]

Chemistry . Infection Biology . Medicine

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Vaccines from a reactor

March 01, 2015

In the event of an impending global flu pandemic, vaccine production could quickly reach its limits, as flu vaccines are still largely produced in embryonated chicken eggs. [more]

Chemistry . Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology

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High tech at a lofty height

December 11, 2014

A 325-metre-high climate research tower is being built in the Amazon rainforest [more]

Cultural Studies

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How the lotus got its own administration

October 20, 2014

Chinese history shows us that major projects depend many small decisions. This sheds new light on the central role of planning for worlds of knowledge - and the dramatic effects that may result from such activities. [more]

 
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