Princeton researchers led by computer science professor Margaret Martonosi have developed a tool that eliminates bugs by checking computer processor designs for memory issues. The work is already leading to improvements in a major open-source chip project.
The part of the brain — hippocampus — that creates mental maps of one’s environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously thought, find Princeton neuroscientist David Tank and others.
Agriculture has long been blamed for smog-causing ammonia in the atmosphere, but vehicle tailpipes actually are a more important source of ammonia's contribution to the haze that hovers over big cities, according to new research by a team including Princeton engineers.
An international team of researchers has discovered that the cerebellum, located at the base of the skull, holds neurons that are much more active than previously thought. The research by Princeton Professor Sam Wang and others indicates that the cerebellum carries a rich representation of messages arriving from outside the body as well as from other parts of the brain.
A number of innovative research projects ranging from the sciences to the arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research.
Since the Middle Ages, alchemists have sought to transmute elements, the most famous example being the long quest to turn lead into gold. Now, Princeton University theorists have proposed a different approach to this ancient ambition — just make one material behave like another. The researchers demonstrate that any two systems can be made to look alike, even if just for the smallest fraction of a second.
Pablo G. Debenedetti, the dean for research, has been awarded the 2016 Guggenheim Medal by the Institution for Chemical Engineers.
Princeton and Intel researchers have collaborated to develop software that allows for "decoding digital brain data" to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.
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.