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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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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]

Astrophysics

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Twin jets pinpoint the heart of an active galaxy

September 20, 2016

Twin jets pinpoint the heart of an active galaxy [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Palaeoproteomics helps differentiate between modern humans and Neandertals

September 16, 2016

Researchers decode ancient proteins of Châtelperronian Neandertals [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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What causes mass panic in emergency situations?

September 15, 2016

Study investigates crowd behaviour under stress in a virtual environment [more]

 
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