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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

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]
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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Material Sciences

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Motion-directed robots on a micro scale

September 30, 2016

Microswimmers capped with carbon on one side can be propelled and steered by light [more]

Neurosciences

Two new studies uncover key players responsible for learning and memory formation

September 30, 2016

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Duke University, and collaborators have identified a novel signaling system controlling neuronal plasticity [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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To help or not to help?

September 29, 2016

Emergency situations amplify individual tendencies to behave egoistically or prosocially [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Shape-programmable miniscule robots

September 26, 2016

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields to generate desired time-varying shapes could provide an engine for microswimmers [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Shape and function of Neandertal ear ossicles

September 26, 2016

Scientists find the greatest number of small ear ossicles known from Neandertals so far and compare them to the ossicles of modern humans [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Clichés about nations govern our actions

September 22, 2016

How people from different countries cooperate with one another depends on their preconceptions about different nationalities [more]

Material Sciences

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Holograms with sound

September 21, 2016

A new way of shaping sound waves in 3D aids technology and could be useful for medical ultrasound applications [more]

Neurosciences

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Olfactory glomeruli have a unique structure

September 20, 2016

The basic units of the olfactory system in the fly brain provide references to their function and ecological relevance [more]

 
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