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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]

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The first observation of a binary black hole merger: Status and future prospects

Gravitational wave detectors have observed, for the first time, the merger of two black holes. This conference will discuss the most recent developments in the searches for these signals, and the implications for astrophysics and fundamental physics.

Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover
May 23-27, 2016

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Are you interested in researching in Germany? German universities enjoy an outstanding reputation the world over. In addition, there are non-university research institutions, such as the Max Planck institutes, which offer excellent conditions – in cooperation with the universities – to enable junior scientists to study and carry out research.

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Are you interested in researching in Germany? German universities enjoy an outstanding reputation the world over. In addition, there are non-university research institutions, such as the Max Planck institutes, which offer excellent conditions – in cooperation with the universities – to enable junior scientists to study and carry out research.

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The number of climate refugees could increase dramatically in future. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have calculated that the Middle East and North Africa could become so hot that human habitability is compromised.

Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa

May 02, 2016

The number of climate refugees could increase dramatically in future. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have calculated that the Middle East and North Africa could become so hot that human habitability is compromised. [more]
The Lead Discovery Center (LDC), Max Planck Innovation and Boehringer Ingelheim have signed an agreement providing Boehringer Ingelheim with the option to receive the exclusive rights to a new lead compound for the treatment of schizophrenia to be discovered and developed at the LDC.

Novel approach for the treatment of schizophrenia

May 11, 2016

The Lead Discovery Center (LDC), Max Planck Innovation and Boehringer Ingelheim have signed an agreement providing Boehringer Ingelheim with the option to receive the exclusive rights to a new lead compound for the treatment of schizophrenia to be discovered and developed at the LDC. [more]
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]
 
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