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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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Ecology . Evolutionary Biology

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Scent guides hawk moths to the best-fitting flowers

May 18, 2016

Max Planck researchers show that Manduca sexta recognizes the scent of flowers matching its proboscis and thereby optimizes energy gain [more]

Evolutionary Biology

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Strategies for dealing with the cuckoo mafia

May 17, 2016

Host birds only tolerate parasitic eggs in their nests when they fear retaliation [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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The secret life of the Orion nebula

May 14, 2016

The interplay of magnetic fields and gravitation in the gas cloud lead to the birth of new stars [more]

Material Sciences

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Gentle strength for robots

May 13, 2016

A soft actuator using electrically controllable membranes could pave the way for machines that are no danger to humans [more]

Infection Biology

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An old new weapon against emerging Chikungunya virus

May 12, 2016

Researchers utilize existing drugs to interfere with host factors required for replication of Chikungunya virus [more]

Chemistry

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Suspense in the movie theatre air

May 12, 2016

Cinemagoers' exhaled breath reveals the scene that is playing [more]

Genetics . Medicine . Neurosciences

The new SLENDR technique: Protein labeling in the developing brain by genome editing

May 12, 2016

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have created a new scalable, efficient and cost-effective method to accurately and rapidly locate proteins within brain cells. [more]

Immunobiology . Infection Biology . Medicine

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Fighting hospital germs with sugar

May 11, 2016

A synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria [more]

 
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