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Archive – August 2012

The Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) at Princeton University will start its 10th year with more than $3 million in new federal funding to support climate science and education.
A video game designed for predatory fish might have unraveled some lingering evolutionary questions about group formation and movement in animals.
What would Plato suggest we do to restore the earth’s health? Could Plato’s republic offer wisdom to help us save our planet?
A top scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has developed a model for predicting the outflow of heat during fusion experiments, which may help overcome a key barrier to the fusion process.
Pablo Debenedetti studies water at the smallest possible scales — zooming in on molecule-to-molecule interactions — but the implications for large industrial processes and many scientific fields could hardly be greater.
Drought is often the precursor to disaster, but getting leads on its stealthy approach through remote or war-torn areas can be so difficult that relief agencies sometimes have little time to react before a bad situation becomes a calamity.
For anyone looking for warnings about climate change, a good place to go would be just north of Las Vegas to Lake Mead.
By tricking live fish into attacking computer-generated "prey," scientists have learned that animals like birds and fish may indeed have evolved to swarm together to protect themselves from the threat of predators.
Most people would cringe at the idea of keeping an animal locked for years in a cage so cramped she couldn’t even turn around.
A skilled gardener can intuit how much water tomatoes and carrots need, but precisely quantifying a plant’s actual water use can be tricky.
Tropical storms in the Atlantic are likely to increase as the Earth’s climate warms in the first half of this century, but not for the reason that many people think.
This EECAP call for proposals aims to promote cross-­disciplinary, integrative research among Princeton researchers and industry in the areas of energy and the environment.