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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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Chemistry

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Middle East: The atmospheric signs of the crises

August 19, 2015

A study shows how armed conflicts, political and economic crises and also environmental legislation impacts air quality in the Middle East. [more]

Particle Physics

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Record measurements of matter and antimatter

August 18, 2015

The most precise experiments ever to compare the mass of the proton and antiproton reveal no difference between the particles [more]

Developmental Biology . Plant Research

Timing is everything – for plants too

August 18, 2015

Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Superconductivity: No resistance at record temperatures

August 18, 2015

Hydrogen sulfide loses its electrical resistance under high pressure at minus 70 degrees Celsius [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behaviour

August 07, 2015

How mimicking the human expression of a single gene can increase neurogenesis in the developing mouse neocortex. [more]

Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

August 07, 2015

The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time [more]

Neurosciences

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Inhibitory synapses influence signals in the brain with high precision

August 06, 2015

Nerve cell signals can be modulated and blocked by individual contacts [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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When new parents become unhappy, brothers and sisters become less likely

August 05, 2015

New parents’ drop in subjective well-being helps to explain why many remain with one child, even though they desire two [more]

 
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