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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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Astronomy

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Active pits on Rosetta’s comet

July 03, 2015

Some of the dust jets emitted from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits on its surface. They could be the remnants of collapsed cavities [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain

July 03, 2015

Victoriapithecus had a small brain relative to its body size with an olfactory bulb about three times as large as that in present-day monkeys [more]

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics

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Photonic crystal fibre: a multi-purpose sensor

June 30, 2015

A flying microbead in a hollow glass fibre measures temperature, vibrations and electric fields with high spatial resolution. [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Actuators that mimic ice plants

June 29, 2015

Materials modelled after plants may help robots to move more naturally

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Neurosciences

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Fish on the run

June 25, 2015

Researchers describe how an approaching object triggers a flight reaction in the fish brain [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine

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Cancer drug prolongs life in flies

June 25, 2015

Trametinib inhibits the same signal pathway in flies and humans and could thus conceivably also extend life expectancy in humans [more]

Neurosciences

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Memory does not require permanent synapses in the hippocampus

June 23, 2015

Scientists study how new impressions are transferred in long-term memory [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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An early European had a close Neandertal ancestor

June 22, 2015

Genetic analysis of a 40,000-year-old jawbone from Romania reveals that early modern humans interbred with Neandertals when they first came to Europe [more]

 
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