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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

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.

Extreme Space

On a clear night, the starry sky appears calm and peaceful. In reality, however, all hell breaks loose in the heavens: stars absorb matter from other stars, suns explode and black holes greedily devour gas and dust. In short, there are a lot of extreme places in the universe – and they hold particular appeal for researchers. Max Planck astronomers investigate supernovas, study the properties of black holes and conduct research on what causes particles to accelerate.
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]

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Astronomy

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Magnetic fields help in formation of massive stars

January 20, 2015

Max Planck astronomers observe polarised dust emission of two dark clouds in the Milky Way [more]

Quantum Physics

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Racing through the crystal lattice

January 20, 2015

An electron takes 40 attoseconds to pass through a single layer of atoms [more]

Cell Biology . Neurosciences

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Mitosis – the cell nucleus is moving upwards

January 19, 2015

During cell division, cell nuclei have to be positioned at the upper end, so that daughter cells can be built into retina tissue [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

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Abell 4067 shows collision of two galaxy clusters

January 16, 2015

X-ray observations by Max Planck scientists show how the two systems merge [more]

Linguistics

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Look first

January 15, 2015

New light shed on the hierarchy of the senses by a study at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen [more]

Material Sciences . Solid State Research

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Jumping crystals

January 07, 2015

Insights into structural transformations explain why mechanical tension causes some crystals to jump, while others crumble [more]

Behavioural Biology

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Cracking the case

January 02, 2015

Wild chimpanzees select nut-cracking tools taking account of up to five different factors [more]

Cell Biology . Developmental Biology

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New blood stem cells thanks to interferon gamma

December 29, 2014

Signal molecule gives rise to new blood stem cells in embryos [more]

 
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