The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of Princeton researchers has found.
Research News Features
Archive – November 2012
Leading Princeton scientists met with corporate partners at Synergize 2012, the first annual meeting of the Princeton University Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program.
Climate change could cause larger and more frequent hurricane storm surges in New York City, according to a study published in June by Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers in Nature Climate Change. Read more in The Atlantic.
A new technology for measuring gases at a distance in foggy or smoke-filled environments.
A new system to activate single genes and turn off resultant proteins.
A method for using iron rather than expensive platinum as an industrial catalyst.
Low-cost sensor system for detecting defects in bridges.
Novel ways to use cell phones for information gathering and sharing.
New materials that could lead to cheaper, more efficient and longer lasting solar and fuel cells.
Providing access to entrepreneurial opportunities at Princeton.
Founded with technology licensed from Princeton, Vorbeck is a leader in the manufacture and applications of graphene.
An efficient, high-volume technique for testing potential drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease uncovered an organic compound that restored motor function and longevity to fruit flies.
The Symposium offers fascinating scholarship extending across the humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering.
The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, known as PIIRS, is dedicated to furthering interdisciplinary, international research and teaching at Princeton.
Fusion will transform how we energize our society, argues Stewart C. Prager, the director of the Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University, in the New York Times blog, Dot Earth.
Princeton University and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory researchers Emily Carter, Choong-Seock Chang, William Tang and Jeroen Tromp are among the recipients of the Department of Energy’s 2013 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact of Theory and Experiment (INCITE) multi-year award.
Researchers from Princeton University, the Bank of England and the University of Oxford applied methods inspired by ecosystem stability and contagion models to banking meltdowns and found that large national and international banks wield an influence and potentially destructive power that far exceeds their actual size.
A study published in the journal Nature finds that global drought has changed little over the past 60 years, casting doubt on the view that climate change has led to more incidents of drought. The research by Justin Sheffield, a research scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, and Eric Wood, Princeton's Susan Dod Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was featured in New Scientist magazine. Read the article.
Princeton University President and molecular biologist Shirley M. Tilghman urged a new approach to science education that involves tackling big questions in tandem with learning the basics. She spoke Tuesday at Harvard University.
Recent research suggests that a short-term focus on immediate needs might lead individuals to borrow too much at high cost.
"Coca-Cola" Model for Delivering Malaria Meds is a Success, Should be Continued, Say Public Health Experts
A private-market approach to bringing affordable malaria treatments to people in Africa has increased access to care.
The American Mathematical Society selected 19 Princeton professors to be among its inaugural class of Fellows. The class includes 1,119 researchers from more than 600 institutions worldwide.
Princeton neuroscientists have been awarded a $4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore how the human brain enables us to pursue goals and juggle priorities in an environment full of distractions.
New research suggests that just one or two individual herpes virus particles attack a skin cell in the first stage of an outbreak, resulting in a bottleneck in which the infection may be vulnerable to medical treatment.
Ilana Witten, a new assistant professor in psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, received the NIH Director's New Innovator Award for 2012.
Every four years, Princeton neuroscientist Sam Wang successfully predicts the outcome of the presidential election. Find out how he does it in this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The grant establishes the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Aging Research at Princeton under the leadership of Coleen Murphy.
Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic solution to an environmental pressure.