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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

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

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Chemistry

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A ‘frozen reaction’ as key to eco-friendly chemical catalysis

April 21, 2015

Novel tools to study enzyme catalysis [more]

Solid State Research

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Diving electrons

April 02, 2015

Findings on how electrons are solvated in water widen the range of potential influences on chemical reactions [more]

Complex Systems

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A smart grid –self-organised simply

January 30, 2015

Electricity supply and demand can be coordinated in an entirely decentralised way with the help of a new type of smart grid control. [more]

Complex Systems . Computer Science

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Robot on board

December 18, 2014

The robot "Athena" carries new impulses for robotics research in its luggage [more]

Computer Science

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Tiny motions bring digital doubles to life

December 08, 2014

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems unveil new technology for motion and shape capture [more]

Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

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Superconductivity without cooling

December 03, 2014

An infrared laser pulse briefly modifies the structure of a high-temperature superconductor and thus removes its electrical resistance even at room temperature [more]

Solid State Research

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A nanolamp with lightning-fast switch

November 14, 2014

A light source and its transistor-operated brightness control shrink to the size of a single molecule [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Exemplar crystallites in mussels

October 31, 2014

The growth of the giant Mediterranean fan mussel’s calcitic shell adheres to physical laws already familiar from processes used to optimise steel

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