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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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Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Dispatches from the middle ages of the universe

December 17, 2015

MAGIC telescopes measure gamma radiation from a remote galaxy [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Their enemy's sex pheromone helps flies protect their offspring

December 17, 2015

Female Drosophila flies avoid oviposition sites that smell of parasitic wasps. This increases the survival rate of their larvae. [more]

Cell Biology . Medicine

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Gene variation promotes uncontrolled cell division

December 17, 2015

A common mutation creates a binding site on a receptor for growth factors and thereby accelerates tumor growth. [more]

Genetics

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Observing evolution in real time

December 17, 2015

Scientists analyze the dynamics of HI-virus adaptation [more]

Astronomy

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The Northern sky in the light of neutral hydrogen

December 16, 2015

Radio astronomers present the Effelsberg-Bonn HI-Survey [more]

Medicine

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Mitochondria, an exciting new target for the treatment of anxiety disorders

December 16, 2015

An antioxidant that works on mitochondria is shown to alleviate anxiety [more]

Linguistics

Turn-taking in communication may be more ancient than language

December 15, 2015

The central use of language is in conversation, where we take short turns in rapid alternation, a pattern found across unrelated cultures and languages. In the December issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Stephen Levinson from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics reviews new research on turn-taking, focusing on its implications for how languages are structured and for how language and communication evolved. [more]

Plasma Physics

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First plasma generated in the Wendelstein 7-X

December 11, 2015

Greifswald fusion device now in operation [more]

 
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