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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 . 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]

Evolutionary Biology

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Early gene flow from modern humans into Neanderthals

February 17, 2016

Researchers find first genetic evidence of modern human DNA in a Neanderthal individual [more]

Quantum Physics

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Testing the response time of electrons

February 16, 2016

The first visible attosecond pulses allow researchers to determine the delay with which electrons in atoms respond to the electromagnetic forces of light [more]

Earth Sciences . Plant Research

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Competitive advantages in global forest ecosystems

February 14, 2016

Characteristic plant traits dictate which trees will prevail in the competition for resources in a location [more]

Ecology . Evolutionary Biology

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Mutual sabotage in parasites

February 10, 2016

When parasites in different developmental stages infect the same host, conflicts of interest develop between the parasites [more]

Solid State Research

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Superconductivity: footballs with no resistance

February 08, 2016

Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical applications [more]

Neurosciences

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Cells that show where things are going

February 04, 2016

Neurobiologists characterize nerve cells that detect motion by light changes [more]

 
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