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Research News Features
Archive – October 2012
Princeton method points to the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.
How do protozoans take out the trash? By marking trash DNA with special methyl markers. The study, published in Genome Biology, refutes previous findings that these single-cell organisms have methylation-free DNA. The work was conducted in the laboratory of Laura Landweber, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University.
Princeton researchers found that elephants' widely spaced hairs draw heat away from the skin, helping the animals cool down.
New laser sensors use quantum cascade lasers to perform chemical fingerprinting of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor, as well as ammonia and carbon monoxide, which are related to air quality. These trace gas sensors were developed in laboratories that are part of Princeton's Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), a center funded by the National Science Foundation.
Microorganisms that crashed to Earth embedded in the fragments of distant planets might have been the sprouts of life on this one, according to new research from Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) in Spain.
Why do elephants have hair? The answer can be found in the research of Elie Bou-Zeid, a Princeton University assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and his colleagues. "Hair works as an insulator when it covers the skin," said Elie Bou-Zeid, in a Princeton news release on the report, which appeared in the journal PLoS One. Read the CNN article.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Princeton a $3.3 million challenge grant to support the University's initiative to make the arts central to the Princeton undergraduate experience.
Princeton chemistry professor Paul Chirik makes iron function like platinum in chemical reactions. Read about Paul Chirik, Princeton's Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, in the New York Times.
Crucial next steps on the roadmap to developing fusion energy will be the focus of more than 70 top fusion scientists and engineers from around the world who will gather at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) this month.
Catalyst could have uses in drug discovery and development.
Can science be crowdfunded? Yes, according to Ethan Perlstein, a fellow at Princeton University's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and colleague David Sulzer at Columbia University. View their outline of a proposal to crowdfund a project to discover how amphetamines such as crystal meth work, or read a description in a Scientific American blog on Oct. 5, 2012. Perlstein's research focuses on cell biology, personalized medicine and quantitative evolutionary theory &ndas
A center based at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won a highly competitive $12.25 million grant to develop computer codes to simulate a key component of the plasma that fuels fusion energy.
Topics related to water are explored in the most recent issue of EQuad News, the magazine of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Topics include: A trip to Nevada's Lake Mead provides a stark reminder of dramatically changing drought patterns. Global changes mean a complex future for tropical storms. Trends in "virtual water" trade. Dams on Mekong River could spell disaster for fisheries. Cutting through the clouds to re
As countries such as China stretch their water supplies, they turn to countries with more abundant water supplies for food.
Discover Magazine spoke with Tullis Onstott, professor of geosciences at Princeton University, for the magazine's July-August 2012 edition. Onstott describes his trip to a South African mine and tells how what we learn about these environments could assist our understanding of the planet Mars. Read the article in Discover.