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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.

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

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.

Extreme Space

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.
Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists.

Language

Language is the most important form of communication. But how has this instrument evolved in the course of evolution? And what is happening in our brains when we are having a conversation with someone? Language proves to be extraordinarily complex. And as our articles show, the topic is not only interesting for classical linguists and computer scientists, but also for psychologists and behavioural scientists. [more]

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Material Sciences

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Gecko-inspired multipurpose gripper

May 26, 2017

An elastic membrane covered with tiny fibres paired with a pressure differential enables a new soft gripper system with a high adhesion performance even on curved surfaces [more]

Cognitive Science

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The amazing flexibility of the human mind

May 24, 2017

Even learning to read in your thirties profoundly transforms brain networks [more]

Quantum Physics

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Quantum particles in a synchronized dance

May 19, 2017

Quantum systems oscillate in synchronization after a short time just like classical pendulums [more]

Neurosciences

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Remote control of behaviour by optically activating single neurons

May 17, 2017

New method allows linking individual neurons and network activity to behaviour in zebrafish [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Adolescent impatience increases as testosterone levels rise

May 15, 2017

Impulsivity is related to pubertal status [more]

Infection Biology . Medicine

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Zika virus successfully produced in the laboratory

May 15, 2017

Max Planck scientists fulfil a key requirement for further research on Zika virus and for the production of vaccines [more]

Neurosciences

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Cell number determines structure of neural maps

May 12, 2017

Frankfurt researchers find a simple explanation for the typical patterns of nerve cells inside neural maps [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Starting school boosts development

May 11, 2017

Positive effects on children’s ability to concentrate and control their behavior [more]

 
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