The Mogao Caves in the desert of northwest China tell a story of art and Buddhism that began more than 1,500 years ago.
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Princeton researchers are strongly motivated to apply their discoveries to solving real-world problems.
Celebrate Princeton Invention event honors Princeton faculty, staff and students whose research has the potential to improve lives and benefit society.
The newly named Sulawesi streaked flycatcher, distinguished by its mottled throat and short wings, was found in the forested lowlands of Sulawesi where it had last been observed.
Pseudomonas is the first pathogen found to initiate infection after merely attaching to the surface of a host.
The use of the "campus as a laboratory" has gained popularity at Princeton and institutions worldwide. Resembling self-contained towns, universities can be an ideal place to research topics in sustainability. The approach can be used to study a range of topics, from energy conservation to natural resource management, to the human relationship with the environment.
In the era of big data, transparency has become a popular policy tool for addressing potential problems. But publicly disclosing personal information — such as government officials' income — may result in unintended consequences.
Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, and that could help understand the future availability of water for hundreds of millions of people.
Re-examining longstanding beliefs about the physics of these devices, Princeton engineers have now shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude.
When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego recently found an immune-system protein that moonlights in the nervous system to help regulate the number of synapses, and could play an unexpected role in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, type II diabete