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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

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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Computer Science

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3D animation – incredibly easy

September 06, 2016

New software makes it possible to generate animated three-dimensional figures of animals from short videos [more]

Developmental Biology . Neurosciences

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Hungry cells on the move

September 06, 2016

Researchers discover a signalling pathway that enables cells to reach their destinations through repulsion [more]

Genetics

DNA structure influences the function of transcription factors

September 02, 2016

Spatial arrangement of the binding site and neighbouring segments modulates gene activity [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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One trace of dark matter vanishes

September 02, 2016

A mysterious X-ray signal most likely originates from sulfur ions which capture electrons [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Genetics . Infection Biology

Hereditary diseases are the price of protection against infections

September 01, 2016

Balancing selection is responsible for helping us fend off pathogens, but also for the occurrence of mutations in our genome that predispose us to hereditary diseases [more]

Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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The great tit, Parus major, does better in the countryside

August 31, 2016

Birds in urban settings have fewer and smaller offspring than their rural counterparts [more]

Plant Research

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Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits

August 26, 2016

The berries act as immune boosters in the moth Heliothis subflexa, a specialist on this food [more]

Astronomy

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Earth-like planet near Proxima Centauri

August 24, 2016

Astronomers discover a celestial body in the habitable zone around our nearest fixed star [more]

 
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