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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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Developmental Biology . Plant Research

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Timing is everything – for plants too

August 18, 2015

Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Superconductivity: No resistance at record temperatures

August 18, 2015

Hydrogen sulfide loses its electrical resistance under high pressure at minus 70 degrees Celsius [more]

Behavioural Biology . Neurosciences

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Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behaviour

August 07, 2015

How mimicking the human expression of a single gene can increase neurogenesis in the developing mouse neocortex. [more]

Behavioural Biology . Ecology

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GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

August 07, 2015

The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time [more]

Neurosciences

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Inhibitory synapses influence signals in the brain with high precision

August 06, 2015

Nerve cell signals can be modulated and blocked by individual contacts [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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When new parents become unhappy, brothers and sisters become less likely

August 05, 2015

New parents’ drop in subjective well-being helps to explain why many remain with one child, even though they desire two [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Rosetta’s Comet: News from the surface

July 31, 2015

The measurements made by the Philae lander on Churyumov-Gerasimenko provide initial results [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Light switches on a DVD

July 31, 2015

Since the electronic properties of an optical storage material change faster than its structure, it could serve new applications [more]

 
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