Engineering professor Stephen Chou and associate research scholar Liangcheng Zhou are collaborating with U.S. government labs to develop a more rapid, accurate and inexpensive test for the Ebola virus, with the aim of identifying infections before carriers become symptomatic and contagious.
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Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment partners with U.S. Army on sustainable energy and environmental issues and research
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University recently signed an agreement with the Picatinny Arsenal Garrison and the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center establishing future dialogue and research collaboration.
A new study finds youth who are between ages 10 and 14 when a household member goes to prison are at a 41 percent greater risk for giving birth to their first child before marriage. This risk is especially pronounced when the father or an extended household member who is not a parent — such as a cousin, aunt, uncle or friend — is imprisoned.
Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley found that a one-time legal sale of ivory intended to stifle elephant poaching in Africa actually expanded the black market for ivory and led to the slaughter of more elephants. In general, the work suggests that the partial legalization of some illegal products may in fact encourage black-market activity by attracting new customers and by reducing risk for criminals.
The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) held a conference in late May to celebrate its 10th anniversary. PCTS trains early-career researchers and provides a place where theoretical scientists — those who use mathematics to study the natural world — can tackle the biggest questions in science.
Research led by Clifford Brangwynne, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has demonstrated that the nucleolus, an important cellular body, has a complex internal structure despite being made of liquid. The nucleolus serves as a control center for cellular growth and health.
Princeton University researchers will have an integral role in the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility established with a $38.4 million grant from the Simons Foundation. The observatory will investigate cosmic microwave background radiation to better understand the physics and structure of the universe.
Scientists from Princeton University and NASA have confirmed that 1,284 objects observed outside Earth's solar system by NASA's Kepler spacecraft are indeed planets. The researchers used an automated technique developed at Princeton that allows scientists to efficiently determine if a Kepler signal is caused by a planet. It is the largest single announcement of new planets to date and more than doubles the number of confirmed planets discovered by Kepler so far.
The first Princeton Research Day featured more than 150 undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers presenting their work Thursday, May 5, at Frist Campus Center. The event highlighted research from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts in formats including talks, poster presentations, performances, art exhibitions and digital presentations — all designed with the general public in mind.
The first analysis of Pluto's interaction with the ubiquitous space plasma known as the solar wind found that Pluto has some unique and unexpected characteristics that are less like a comet and more like larger planets.