Princeton University researchers have found that the roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans have a sure-fire method of ensuring a steady supply of a bacteria they eat — they grow their own. The worms carry the bacteria Escherichia coli along with them, and drop bacteria along the way to create thriving new bacterial colonies that the worms later return to "harvest" and eat.
The 12th annual Innovation Forum held last week featured presentations about topics such as medial innovations and smart sensors. A range of faculty, grad students and postdocs participated — and networked — with leaders from a range of industries. The forum was held in Maeder Hall in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Three Princeton projects with transformative potential in science and technology — revolutionizing medical imaging, optimizing biofuel production and enhancing wind power — have been awarded funds through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Eric Schmidt will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award at Alumni Day this Saturday.
Two Princeton University studies are opening important new windows into understanding an untreatable group of common genetic disorders known as RASopathies that affect approximately one child out of 1,000 and are characterized by distinct facial features, developmental delays, cognitive impairment and heart problems. The findings could help point the way toward personalized precision therapies for these conditions.
Researchers in the civil and environmental engineering department are developing an invisible coating that can help preserve iconic stone structures. The work is a collaboration with researchers at the University of Bologna in Italy.
David Spergel, Princeton University's Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and professor of astrophysical sciences, has received NASA's Exceptional Public Service Medal for service on various NASA panels, including the NASA Advisory Council. The medal is awarded to any non-government individual for important contributions to NASA projects, programs or initiatives.
Arvind Narayanan, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, shows that browsing histories can be linked to social media profiles.
Princeton researchers have refined the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to LEDs. The research groups led by Barry Rand, an assistant professor of electrical engineering.
Researchers have unveiled a new tool that uses light to manipulate proteins inside cells, causing liquid-like structures known as membraneless organelles to condense out of a cell's watery environment. Because these structures play a critical role in cellular operations, and possibly in disease development, the researchers believe the tool will open new areas of cellular biology to exploration.
Princeton Professor of Physics Jason Petta, from left, and physics graduate students David Zajac and Xiao Mi, have built a device that is a step forward for silicon-based quantum computers, which when built will be able to solve problems beyond the capabilities of everyday computers. The device isolates an electron so that can pass its quantum information to a photon, which can then act as a messenger to carry the information to other electrons to form the circuits of the computer.
Princeton University is one of seventeen universities that will participate in a new Facebook initiative aimed at developing innovative technologies.
Princeton University researchers have developed a computational model for creating a "perfect glass" that never crystallizes — even at absolute zero. Published in Scientific Reports, the model is a new way of thinking about glass and details the extremely unusual properties of a perfect glass.
Discovery: Research at Princeton magazine features stories about faculty members and their teams of students and postdocs who are charting new territory and uncovering knowledge in science and engineering as well as the humanities, social sciences and the arts.
Research projects with the potential to benefit society that were on display at Celebrate Princeton Invention, an annual event held Thursday, Nov. 10. The event honored the over 350 Princeton faculty members, staff researchers and students who over the past year have made discoveries or advances in the natural sciences and engineering that have the potential to be further developed into technologies valuable to the public.
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University awards seed funding to catalyze and support projects proposed by University faculty, researchers, and students that are aimed at solving a broad range of energy and environmental problems. These projects foster innovative research, teaching, and mentorship in energy and the environment.
Max Wilson, Ph.D., a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Biology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to advance two projects aimed at controlling cell behavior to improve treatments for a wide range of disease entities.
New imaging and fabrication facilities for the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) were unveiled during a daylong event Oct. 26 at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The power of the new facilities comes from a combination of the sophisticated building that houses them, the highly skilled research staff members who run them, and the equipment itself.
Inaugural 'TigerTalks in the City' bring Princeton faculty to New York with focus on entrepreneurship
Earlier this month, faculty members from a variety of disciplines discussed big data and privacy for the inaugural “TigerTalks in the City" — a quarterly series designed to bring Princeton research with an entrepreneurship focus to New York.
Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Texas-Austin found that electrons, when kept at very low temperatures where their quantum behaviors emerge, can spontaneously begin to travel in elliptical paths on the surface of a crystal of bismuth.
Princeton scientists learn how bacteria construct a biofilm fortress, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making infections such as pneumonia difficult to treat and potentially lethal.