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Robots are the superstars of the future. They are to drive cars, administer care to people in hospitals and homes, save lives after catastrophes, or perform medical tasks as tiny helpers in the body. Max Planck researchers are working hard to ensure that these scenarios become a reality one day. But at first, they have to overcome many challenges.

Robotics

Robots are the superstars of the future. They are to drive cars, administer care to people in hospitals and homes, save lives after catastrophes, or perform medical tasks as tiny helpers in the body. Max Planck researchers are working hard to ensure that these scenarios become a reality one day. But at first, they have to overcome many challenges. [more]

Science Tunnel

From 11 March to 1 May 2016, the Max Planck Science Tunnel will be on show Barranquilla, Colombia. Walter Stühmer, Director at the MPI for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, will be opening the multimedia exhibition.

Max Planck Science Tunnel in Colombia

From 11 March to 1 May 2016, the Max Planck Science Tunnel will be on show Barranquilla, Colombia. Walter Stühmer, Director at the MPI for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, will be opening the multimedia exhibition. [more]

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The human geneticist Stefan Mundlos warns against intervention in the human germline made possible by the CRISPR/Cas ‘gene scissors’.

“No authorization exists for such research”

April 19, 2016

The human geneticist Stefan Mundlos warns against intervention in the human germline made possible by the CRISPR/Cas ‘gene scissors’. [more]

Nature Index: Max Planck Society ranked No. 4 contributor to scientific research in 2015

The Max Planck Society takes fourth place in Nature's Index of the top ten institutions that dominated science in 2015. [more]
Detlef Weigel, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, explains why genome editing offers a targeted way of breeding better crops.

“The end product is what matters”

April 12, 2016

Detlef Weigel, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, explains why genome editing offers a targeted way of breeding better crops. [more]
The most important German prize for junior scientists is awarded annually by the German Research Foundation (DFG), with each prize winner receiving 20,000 euros. The three Max Planck scientists will be presented with this major award on 18 May in Harnack House in Berlin – together with seven other prize winners.

Award-winning junior scientists

April 01, 2016

The most important German prize for junior scientists is awarded annually by the German Research Foundation (DFG), with each prize winner receiving 20,000 euros. The three Max Planck scientists will be presented with this major award on 18 May in Harnack House in Berlin – together with seven other prize winners. [more]
Thomas Duve at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt studies how clerics used simple rulebooks, so-called 'pragmatic literature', to establish the new legal order in Spanish America in the late 16th and early 17th century.

Ruling with the help of pragmatic literature

April 08, 2016

Thomas Duve at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt studies how clerics used simple rulebooks, so-called 'pragmatic literature', to establish the new legal order in Spanish America in the late 16th and early 17th century. [more]
 
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