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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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Astronomy . Astrophysics

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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]

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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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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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]

Astronomy

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Twisted magnetic field in galaxy IC 342

June 18, 2015

Researchers hope for clues to the formation of Milky Way systems [more]

Astrophysics

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NOEMA takes a look into a distant stellar delivery room

June 16, 2015

The new millimetre radio telescope provides its first image [more]

 
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