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Archive – July 2011

How many different ways do creatures communicate with one another? Howard Stone, Princeton's Donald R. Dixon and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, enlist the help of elementary school students to explain the science of communication behind sound waves, pheromones, bioluminescence and more.
The name of the project -- "photonic neuron" -- was catchy enough, but what really caught Mitchell Nahmias' attention was the opportunity to combine his interests in engineering and neuroscience.
A Princeton University researcher and his international collaborators have used lasers to peek into the complex relationship between a single electron and its environment, a breakthrough that could aid the development of quantum computers.