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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 . Evolutionary Biology

Neanderthals were stocky from birth

May 25, 2016

Our closest relatives were born with wide bodies and robust bones [more]

Material Sciences

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Strength and ductility for alloys

May 24, 2016

Thanks to a new strategy in the development of materials related to steel, high strength and ductility are no longer mutually exclusive [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Great apes communicate cooperatively

May 23, 2016

Gestural communication in bonobos and chimpanzees shows turn-taking and clearly distinguishable communication styles [more]

Material Sciences

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Switch and stick

May 18, 2016

The chemical element gallium could be used as a new reversible adhesive that allows its adhesive effect to be switched on and off with ease [more]

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]

 
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