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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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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]

Chemistry . Complex Systems

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Music under the microscope

June 10, 2014

Droplets on a microfluidic chip can be controlled so precisely that they become a musical instrument [more]

Complex Systems

Control is good, freedom is better

September 27, 2013

A new method speeds up stabilisation of chaotic systems. The trick: stall control every so often [more]

Complex Systems . Computer Science . Mathematics

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The pathways of epidemics

October 30, 2012

A new computer model rapidly and accurately estimates who spreads an infection particularly extensively, thereby facilitating countermeasures [more]

Behavioural Biology . Complex Systems . Evolutionary Biology

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Surviving amongst cannibals

September 21, 2012

Locusts move in swarms to avoid falling victim to their conspecifics [more]

Complex Systems

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Solar and wind energy may stabilise the power grid

September 13, 2012

Power grids with many small power plants suffer fewer outages, but new lines must be planned with care [more]

Complex Systems . Computer Science

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Computing in the net of possibilities

August 14, 2012

The complex network computer processes information in a fundamentally new way – and could one day rival today's computers [more]

 
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