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MaxPlanckApp

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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

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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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]

Neurosciences

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Memory does not require permanent synapses in the hippocampus

June 23, 2015

Scientists study how new impressions are transferred in long-term memory [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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With 300 kilometres per second to new electronics

June 22, 2015

A material with superfast electrons that exhibits extremely large magnetoresistance may be suitable for use in electronic components

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Evolutionary Biology

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An early European had a close Neandertal ancestor

June 22, 2015

Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neandertals when they first came to Europe [more]

Astronomy

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Hot lava flows on Venus

June 19, 2015

Using a camera onboard of the space probe Venus Express,  scientists discover strong evidence for active volcanism [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Three-year-olds help victims of injustice

June 18, 2015

Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own [more]

 
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