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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.

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

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio.

Light

Light is the elixir of life, inspiration for artists and an indispensable tool in science and technology. Reason enough for UNESCO to proclaim 2015 as the International Year of Light. And a good opportunity to dedicate the focus of our magazine to this topic: discover how Max Planck scientists work with optical tweezers, film the movements of electrons, or analyse the painting by Caravaggio. [more]

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Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Having children later makes parents happy

July 06, 2015

A study shows that delaying family formation is associated with higher satisfaction levels [more]

Astronomy

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A black hole under the gravitational lens

July 06, 2015

An unusual observation method uncovers processes near the event horizon of a distant, massive monster [more]

Astronomy

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Active pits on Rosetta’s comet

July 03, 2015

Some of the dust jets emitted from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits on its surface. They could be the remnants of collapsed cavities [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain

July 03, 2015

Victoriapithecus had a small brain relative to its body size with an olfactory bulb about three times as large as that in present-day monkeys [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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Photonic crystal fibre: a multi-purpose sensor

June 30, 2015

A flying microbead in a hollow glass fibre measures temperature, vibrations and electric fields with high spatial resolution. [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Actuators that mimic ice plants

June 29, 2015

Materials modelled after plants may help robots to move more naturally

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Cell Biology . Medicine

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Cancer drug prolongs life in flies

June 25, 2015

Trametinib inhibits the same signal pathway in flies and humans and could thus conceivably also extend life expectancy in humans [more]

Neurosciences

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Fish on the run

June 25, 2015

Researchers describe how an approaching object triggers a flight reaction in the fish brain [more]

 
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