Latest Max Planck Stories
The downside of marriage for women: the greater a wifeâ€™s age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy
Max Planck scientists develop gene switch for chloroplasts in plant cells.
Max Planck scientists develop new strategy to play major role in research on human diseases.
GÃ¶ttingen-based Max Planck researcher decodes a molecular process that controls the growth of nerve cells.
Information field theory enables astronomers, medical practitioners and geologists to look into places where their measuring instruments are blind.
The European Space Agency says it has completed a two-week first light assessment of its Planck space observatory and found data quality to be excellent. Plank, a microwave observatory, is designed to study the early universe and will make two full sky surveys, the first of which is expected to be completed in six months, the ESA said.
People really do walk in circles when they don't have visual cues to tell them where to head, scientists in Germany said. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen examined the routes of people who walked for several hours in Tunisia's Sahara desert and Germany's Bienwald forest. Using global positioning systems to record the trajectories, scientists found the walkers were only able to keep to a straight path when the moon or sun was visible.
Why do some plants blossom even when days are short and gray? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology have found the answer to this question: An endogenous mechanism allows them to flower in the absence of external influences such as long days
New European research using global positioning software finds that walking in circles when lost may not be simply a clichÃ©.
Many people will have personal experience of how difficult it is for computers to deal with spoken language.