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Take "social distancing" seriously!

March 19, 2020
Göttingen researchers warn of shortage of intensive care beds for coronavirus patients [more]
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Can a slime mold show us how to build more efficient pumps?

March 05, 2020
In a recently published study, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization show how the slime mold Physarum polycephalum can increase its pump efficiency when exposed to harmful light. It exploits the fact that its undulating pumping motion has overtones that can pump more efficiently in a particular constellation. Like in an instrument, these waves have a fundamental frequency (fundamental) and at least one overtone. [more]
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Polymers Put the Squeeze on Liquid Droplets

February 11, 2020
In a brand-new paper that appeared in Nature Physics, a collaboration of the group of David Zwicker at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and the group of Eric Dufresne at ETH Zürich demonstrate some surprising effects of polymer networks on droplet growth. [more]
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Swing feel in the lab

January 28, 2020
The role of temporal fluctuations for the swing feel in jazz music [more]
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Clouds from every angle

January 22, 2020
The EUREC4A field study is aimed at solving one of the great mysteries in relation to climate change [more]
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Climate factor clouds — MPIDS joins “EUREC4A”

January 16, 2020
The field campaign "EUREC4A" in the Caribean intends to answer one of climate sciences great mysteries [more]
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Stretching for the grey cells

November 27, 2019
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization shows how the transport of nutrients in blood vessels can be controlled [more]
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Shark fins and owl droplets

October 23, 2019
Liquid crystal droplets as versatile microswimmers [more]
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August 20, 2019
- more normal than expected? [more]
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Cloud measurements at the equator

July 05, 2019
Team around MPI Director Bodenschatz successfully completes Atlantic crossing [more]
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