Research publications

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Research publications 2015

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]

Research publications 2013

Green algae move to the beat

October 25, 2013

Max Planck researchers in Dresden explain the flagellar synchronisation of swimming algae [more]

Research publications 2012

Surviving amongst cannibals

September 21, 2012

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


In search of the key word

July 17, 2012

Bursts of certain words within a text are what make them keywords [more]

Sperm can do calculus!

March 07, 2012

The speed at which the calcium concentration in the cell changes controls the swimming behaviour of sperm. They can calculate the calcium dynamics and react accordingly. [more]

Research publications 2011

Following the crowd supports democracy

December 16, 2011

The majority can benefit when individuals are uninformed [more]


Strong protection for weak passwords

April 19, 2011

The combination of simple codes and Captchas, which are even more encrypted using a chaotic process, produces effective password protection [more]

Research publications 2009

Flexible predators maintain stability in ecosystems

August 07, 2009

Scientists find universal rules for food-web stability [more]

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