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New tool maps microbial diversity with unprecedented details

The innovative tool SynTracker allows the analysis of structural genomic variations in microbial populations more

Pupil dilation decreases with age

Poor lighting conditions can reduce quality of life more

From dawdling to doing: the science of procrastination

Understanding why we delay tasks may help reclaim productivity more

Toolkit makes protein design faster and more accessible

The Damietta Server broadens the accessibility to protein design research and its applications in various biotechnological and biomedical fields
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<span><span><span><span><span>“What’s done in the lab is often in sharp contrast to the real world“ </span></span></span></span></span>

Interview with Spitschan about light exposure, its consequences for health and society, research desiderata, and the importance of successful science communication.  more

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New tool maps microbial diversity with unprecedented details

The innovative tool SynTracker allows the analysis of structural genomic variations in microbial populations more

Toolkit makes protein design faster and more accessible

The Damietta Server broadens the accessibility to protein design research and its applications in various biotechnological and biomedical fields
  more

Cannibalism and Genome Duplication in Nematodes

Developmental plasticity plays a crucial role in the predatory development of Allodiplogaster sudhausi, according to experimental genetics. more

Decoding the shared genetic toolkit for male sex determination

The discovery of a master male sex gene uncovers the genetic pathways and convergent evolution linking brown algae to animals in sex determination.
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Adaptation through symbiosis, sixty-two million years of it

From the Paleocene to today, leaf beetles receive a metabolic boost from their bacterial symbionts.
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Pupil dilation decreases with age

Poor lighting conditions can reduce quality of life more

From dawdling to doing: the science of procrastination

Understanding why we delay tasks may help reclaim productivity more

<span><span><span><span><span>“What’s done in the lab is often in sharp contrast to the real world“ </span></span></span></span></span>

Interview with Spitschan about light exposure, its consequences for health and society, research desiderata, and the importance of successful science communication.  more

Cybernetics and neural systems

The intertwined research journey of AI and neuroscience
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From Cybernetics to AI: the pioneering work of Norbert Wiener

Norbert Wiener – the man who established the field of Cybernetics – also laid the groundwork for today’s prosperity of Artificial Intelligence more

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Cornerstone Ceremony for the Max Planck House

In a festive act, the foundation stone of the Max Planck House (MPH) was unveiled on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The celebration marks the official start of the construction of a modern center for events and visitors, located in the very center of the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. more

Max Planck Campus Tübingen more

Machine Learning decodes the tremors of the Universe

Neural network analyzes gravitational waves in real time more

Realistic 3D models for fashion, film and healthcare

Meshcapade licenses technologies for creating avatars more

Attack on autopilots

Attack on autopilots

June 10, 2020

How fast the development from assisted to fully automated vehicles will progress is uncertain. One crucial factor here is the reliability with which a vehicle can navigate in its surroundings and react to unforeseeable incidents. Our group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems showed that methods for motion analysis based on deep neural networks – likely components in future autonomous vehicles – can be confused by small patterns designed to “attack” these networks. more

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