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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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Climate Research . Complex Systems . Earth Sciences

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Turbines weaken wind energy

September 04, 2015

Large wind farms with a high density of installed capacity slow down the wind and generate less electricity than previously thought [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Orang-utan females prefer cheek-padded males

September 01, 2015

Dominant, cheek-padded orang-utan males are significantly more successful at fathering offspring – except in times of rank instability [more]

Medicine . Quantum Physics

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X-ray source for minute details

August 31, 2015

A laser-driven X-ray source makes it possible to produce very high-resolution images of tissues such as tumours [more]

Complex Systems . Cultural Studies

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Fractals set the tone

August 27, 2015

Self-similar patterns occur in the rhythm and the variation of loudness in a drummer’s playing [more]

Astronomy

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Ceres close up

August 27, 2015

Just arrived in a new orbit: from an altitude of only 1470 kilometres, the Dawn space probe is now gazing at the dwarf planet Ceres. [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Song learning in a time lapse

August 26, 2015

Late-hatched canaries learn their songs as well as early-hatched birds [more]

Genetics . Medicine

Holocaust survivors pass on trauma to their children’s genes

August 25, 2015

Pre-conception trauma results in transmission of epigenetic changes from the exposed parents to their children [more]

Ecology . Microbiology . Plant Research

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Community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot

August 25, 2015

Without a protective mix of root bacteria, wild tobacco plants lose the fight against sudden wilt disease [more]

 
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