Latest Max Planck Institute Stories
A simple device measures the quantum noise of vacuum fluctuations and generates true random numbers.
High social status and maternal support play an important role in the mating success of male bonobos.
Pathogens make themselves feel at home in the human body, invading cells and living off the plentiful amenities on offer.
Three citizen scientists have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory.
Meteorologists have determined exactly how much carbon dioxide humans can emit into the atmosphere while ensuring that the earth does not heat up by more than two degrees.
U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple "scaling" behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material.
In the recent issue of Nature, scientists from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research report how they have managed for the first time to grow graphene ribbons that are just a few nanometers wide using a simple surface-based chemical method.
Antibiotic treatment during the liver stage of malaria generates strong protective immunity.
Corrupt, lazy, ignorant and too cowardly to chase criminals - these are among some of the most negative terms to have been applied to the police in South Africa, particularly by their fellow citizens.
New data on photosynthesis and respiration will improve models, researchers say.