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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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Climate Research . Earth Sciences

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Climate change: it’s only intermission

May 29, 2013

Global warming continues, even if the worst-case prognosis has become slightly less probable [more]

Immunobiology . Infection Biology

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Malaria protection in chimpanzees

May 29, 2013

Researchers found that adult wild chimpanzees have developed a certain immunity against malaria parasites [more]

Neurosciences . Physiology

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Rats have a double view of the world

May 27, 2013

Rodents move their eyes in opposite directions, thereby always keeping an eye on the airspace above them [more]

Chemistry

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Telling mirror molecules apart

May 24, 2013

A novel technique reliably tells left-handed from right-handed variant of a compound [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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In the no man's land of ice crystals

May 23, 2013

Simulations allow first insights into the crystallization of tiny water droplets [more]

Immunobiology

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Going live – immune cell activation in multiple sclerosis

May 22, 2013

New indicator molecules visualise the activation of auto-aggressive T cells in the body as never before [more]

Neurosciences

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Eyes on the prey

May 22, 2013

Researchers analyse the hunting behaviour of fish larvae in virtual reality [more]

Microbiology . Plant Research

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“Whodunnit” of Irish potato famine solved

May 21, 2013

An international team of scientists reveals that a unique strain of potato blight they call HERB-1 triggered the Irish potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century [more]

 
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