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MaxPlanckApp

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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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Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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‘Cocktail’ orang-utans leave researchers shaken and stirred

February 25, 2016

Reintroduction of genetically distinct subspecies has led to hybridization in an endangered wild population [more]

Material Sciences

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Microrobots learn from ciliates

February 25, 2016

A swimming microrobot formed from liquid-crystal elastomers is driven by a light-induced peristaltic motion [more]

Astrophysics

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Radio burst from a remote galaxy

February 24, 2016

Fast radio burst discovery reveals missing matter in the universe [more]

Evolutionary Biology

Predicting human evolution: Teeth tell the story

February 24, 2016

Researchers find evolution of human teeth to be much simpler than previously thought, and can predict the sizes of teeth missing from hominin fossils [more]

Chemistry

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Chemistry: a hammer for molecular bartering!

February 24, 2016

A safe variant of hydrocyanation gives chemists a versatile tool with a reversible function [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs and primates

February 23, 2016

Dog-like carnivores and some primate species may have a magnetic compass similar to that of birds [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

Wenige Nanometer misst dieses scherenartige Nanosystem, das aus Bündeln aufgewickelter DNA besteht

Nano-hinge – lubricated by light

February 23, 2016

A nanoplasmonic system of DNA bundles can be opened and closed by optical means [more]

Climate Research . Earth Sciences . Ecology

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Dark taiga under threat through climate change

February 22, 2016

Boreal coniferous forests could see increased occurrences of fire as a result of global warming, with deciduous trees becoming more dominant in the future [more]

 
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