Princeton’s Freshman Scholars Institute fosters a greater sense of belonging on campus for students who are the first in their families to go to college.
Death rates have declined among children and young adults in the poorest counties in the United States, according to the study published in Science. The results should be particularly encouraging to policymakers engaged in projects aimed to promote public health, like anti-tobacco initiatives or food and nutrition programs.
Scientists from Princeton University and Uppsala University have identified a specific gene that within a year helped spur a permanent physical change in a finch species in response to a drought-induced food shortage. The findings provide a genetic basis for natural selection that, when combined with observational data, could serve as a comprehensive model of evolution.
A team including Princeton University researchers has found that tree species that can withstand stress to the water-transport system that carries water from the roots to the crown are less susceptible to drought and massive die-off. The findings could help forestry experts, especially in the American West, create early-warning systems and take precautionary steps to reduce a forest's vulnerability to drought.
Eight new projects, from novel ways to control mosquitoes to a telescope for studying the Big Bang, have been awarded funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
Princeton University researchers found that ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the marine food web, it also means that plastic debris, radioactive particles and virtually any kind of litter can quickly become a problem in areas far from where they originated
When it comes to predicting death, rudimentary measures—like a person’s age or a person’s ability to climb stairs or walk a short distance—are much more powerful predictors of survival than certain biomarkers, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities develop a system to keep the lights on.
A study published by researchers at the Woodrow Wilson School shows that managers play down their competence to appear warmer to their subordinates while the subordinates hide their own warmth in an effort to appear more competent.
At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Professor Chris Tully is readying a facility to detect neutrinos that appeared one second after the Big Bang, during the onset of the epoch that fused protons and neutrons to create all the light elements in the universe.
Researchers at several institutions including Princeton University have used a large-scale online study to establish two important links in the effort to better understand psychiatric conditions and the underlying mechanisms in the brain.
Five projects have been awarded funds by the Office of Technology Licensing for their potential to become technologies or products that can benefit society.
Princeton University graduate student Jen-Tang Lu, whose team developed a Web-based service to produce better ultrasound images and improve the diagnosis of medical conditions, won the top prize at the Keller Center's Innovation Forum Feb. 24.
This year’s Schmidt Funds for transformative technology go to two Princeton research teams working on projects in neuroscience and 3-D cellular imaging.
Princeton faculty members David Spergel and Jeremy Kasdin will lead the team of scientists responsible for a major NASA space observatory, the Wide-Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST) project, that will gauge the expansion of the cosmos and explore the light of distant worlds.
Alejandro Rodriguez, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop a new mathematical framework for describing how heat radiates between objects that are extremely close to each other. Findings could help yield more effective techniques for cooling electronics and generating electricity.
The new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment building and grounds opened last fall. The building exemplifies the Center's mission to develop solutions that provide the world with the energy systems it needs while protecting this planet and preserving its resources for future generations.
Each year, Princeton honors faculty inventors and their research teams who are developing technologies that have the potential to benefit society. Learn more about Princeton research and its applications in this video series.
Princeton faculty members and their research teams produce numerous high-quality studies each year. We've selected ten not-to-be-missed stories from 2015.
The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study has played a foundational role in helping researchers understanding the capabilities and deficits of unmarried parents and the challenges faced by their children. The project, led by Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and director of Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, has also proven important to researchers studying a wide range of related topics.
In a series of recent experiments, researchers in the lab of Celeste Nelson, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, have found that airway branching in the developing lung is regulated in part by the mechanical forces experienced by these embryonic tissues. This insight adds a previously unexpected mechanism to the standard theory that the airway branching pattern is controlled by a closed genetic program, hardwired in our DNA.
Professor of Chemistry Haw Yang is developing new technologies to allow scientists to remotely control individual nanoscale devices and the chemistry around them inside living cells.
Princeton University researchers developed an instrument that allowed them to capture among the first 3-D recordings of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The findings could provide scientists with a better understanding of how neurons coordinate action and perception in animals.
Students from several area universities joined employees from Cisco, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon in a week of classes and coding in OpenDaylight, an open-source platform with broad industry applications.
Highlighting the consensus among medical scientists that childhood vaccines are safe shows promise as a way to increase public support for vaccination, according to new research.
Researchers at Princeton's Edge Lab, spearheaded by Professor Mung Chiang, are leading a global effort to build a basic architecture for "fog" networking. Ideally, fog computing could harness personal devices' own computing, sensing and storage power to speed wireless networks.
Edgar Choueiri's research on 3D audio was mentioned in "The Future of Everything" magazine on Dec. 10, 2015.
In a new global theory of land-biome evolution, Princeton University researchers suggest that plants are not passive features of their environments, but may instead actively behave in ways that determine the productivity and composition of their ecosystems.
Postdoctoral Fellows Arash Nikoubashman and Yang Liu were recently honored by the Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.
Princeton E-filliates Partnership enters new five-year agreement with ExxonMobil.
Princeton University researchers used fruit fly brains to capture the process by which the brain identifies behaviorally useful information in the external environment and uses it to determine our actions. The results provide a clear diagram of the stimulus-to-behavior neural process that is frequently carried out by human brains, but has been difficult for scientists to study.
Princeton University professor Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate.
Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of History, has been awarded a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.
A hunch about a bug living in a New Jersey swamp may end up offering a solution to several obstinate forms of water pollution. The bacterium works to break down ammonium, finds engineering professor Peter Jaffe, whose research team includes a Chinese government researcher looking into water treatment. The research team will travel to Guangdong, China, in November.
An exhibition and conference, Ultrastructures, explores the complex and intriguing connections between the macro level of buildings and design and the micro level of physical processes such as thermodynamics.
Assistant Professor Lindy McBride of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute has been chosen as one of twelve recipients of this year's Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards for her research on the molecules and neural circuits that cause most disease-carrying mosquitoes to prefer biting humans over other animals.
Tracking mobile phone data is often associated with privacy issues, but these vast datasets could be the key to understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, elusive massless particles theorized 85 years ago that could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of their unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal.
Professor of Mathematics Christopher M. Skinner *97 has been named a recipient of a 2015 Simons Investigator Award for his work in number theory and arithmetic geometry.
Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed associate director for external partnerships of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as of July 1.
Ileana Cristea, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, has been chosen as a 2015 Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, which supports basic biomedical research throughout the U.S. The award will support her research on uncovering mechanisms of nuclear viral DNA sensing in mammalian immunity.
Now on the homepage: Carolyn "Lindy" McBride, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was among 22 researchers nationwide to be selected as a 2015 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. McBride's work explores the molecules and neural circuits that cause disease-carrying mosquitoes to prefer biting humans over other animals.
Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and Princeton University experts, has entered a five-year agreement with ExxonMobil to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment.
Princeton undergraduate students will be able to major in African American studies starting in the fall. The University's Board of Trustees approved the new concentration Monday and gave the Center for African American studies academic department status.
A new study led by Princeton University researchers shows that children may actually live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years — leaving them highly susceptible to a host of other deadly diseases.
Princeton University researchers "weighed" Antarctica's ice sheet using gravitational satellite data and found that during the past decade, Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east. Their conclusion — the southern continent's ice cap is melting ever faster.
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing Earth’s limited resources, the CEO of the outdoor gear company Patagonia told a Princeton University audience April 23 that businesses need to take on social and environmental responsibilities.
Meredith Martin, associate professor of English and director of the Digital Humanities Center, has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rainforests, which are so critical to the earth's climate, are often thought of as a single collection of ecosystems. But researchers at Princeton University and other institutions have found that the availability of water in rainforests varies greatly among different areas of the globe.
Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the 2015 cohort of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Recipients include Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies.
Now in its fourth year, HackPrinceton 2015 brought together students from dozens of institutions for 24 hours of working on any project of their choice. The event organizers helped participants supplement their long hours of programming with activities such as specialized workshops and laser tag.
With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa's vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs. But a new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that converting Africa's wet savannas into farmland would come at a high environmental cost and, in some cases, fail to meet existing standards for renewable fuels.
Princeton University-led research found that antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans.
Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
The Ebola outbreak that has swept West Africa since 2014 may have cleared the way for a more familiar killer that could claim thousands of more lives — measles.
The limit of cellular growth and how cells "choose" their eventual size have long been open questions for biologists. The mechanism by which cells figure out what size to be could involve a cell structure known as the nucleolus, Princeton University researchers found.
Coleen Burrus, an institutional advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience spanning the higher education, philanthropic, corporate and government sectors, has been appointed director of corporate and foundation relations at Princeton University. Her appointment is effective April 27.
The Innovation Forum, now celebrating its 10th year, is an annual presentation of technology developed by the University's professors, graduate students and researchers, sponsored by the Keller Center and the Office of Technology Licensing.
Five Princeton University faculty members were among the 126 researchers from the United States and Canada named as 2015 Sloan Research Fellows.
Princeton research that makes a difference was highlighted at the Innovation Forum, an event for University researchers to present discoveries that have the potential to benefit society.
A new video series features the work of Princeton University graduate students and a postdoctoral researcher working in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, one of the world's most biologically rich habitats.
Seven innovative projects have been selected to receive Princeton University's Dean for Research innovation funds, which, now in their second year, enable faculty members to pursue bold new ideas.
Researchers at Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance are strengthening connections between the often separate disciplines of finance, economics, engineering and public policy. This inclusive approach helps bring clarity to today's rapidly evolving economy.
Princeton climate scientists are using mathematical models of hurricanes to predict storm surge levels over the next century.
The researchers aim for a reinvention of flood hazard planning for the East Coast, rejecting the strict dividing line between land and water that coastal planners historically have imposed, favoring the development of "amphibious suburbs" and landscapes that can tolerate periodic floods.
Undergraduates from Professor Nicole Shelton's Social Psychology class combined concepts from the course with their own research to offer nonprofit groups a wide range of ideas and insights to address the community partners' questions.
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or "maser," is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.
Five inventions with the potential for societal benefit and commercial applications have been awarded support through Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which aims to help promising technologies bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
"Introduction to Entrepreneurship" — a class taught for the first time this semester is open to students from all disciplines and allows undergraduates to work with a team of successful entrepreneurs.
As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light.
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.
Pseudomonas is the first pathogen found to initiate infection after merely attaching to the surface of a host.
International oil and gas company BP has pledged an additional $10.5 million over five years toward Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative in support of research on climate science and low-carbon technology.
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.
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.
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
Princeton University faculty member Sabine Petry, an associate professor of molecular biology, was one of 18 early-career researchers nationwide to receive a 2014 Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. The team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas-Austin, published a report in the journal Science.
Recent Princeton University postdoctoral researchers Jeremy Palmer, of chemical and biological engineering, and Knut Drescher, of molecular biology, received 2014 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists, which recognize outstanding postdoctoral scientists in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Princeton's new Center for Digital Humanities will be a nexus of engagement with transformative technologies that will foster and support interdisciplinary projects across the humanities, computer sciences and library sciences.
A study led by Princeton University researchers found that a triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and wiped out the disease after it had established itself in laboratory mice. Instead of delivering the antibodies directly, the researchers administered a genetic "instruction set" that, once in a cell, developed into antibodies that target the portions of the virus that do not mutate.
Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
Understanding the current and future cycles of fall leaf coloration illuminates what's to come for agriculture, water supplies and animal behavior, among many other areas.
Princeton University researchers Robert Cava, Loren Pfeiffer and Mansour Shayegan have been chosen as Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could help Africa inch closer to the national coverage levels required for measles eradication.
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.
Data has shown that mothers in their first trimester who were exposed to the dust cloud of 9/11 experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes.
Danelle Devenport, a Princeton University assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, is one of four researchers nationwide to receive a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Bert L and N Kuggie Vallee Foundation in Boston.
The pond-dwelling, single-celled organism Oxytricha trifallax has the remarkable ability to break its own DNA into nearly a quarter-million pieces and rapidly reassemble those pieces when it's time to mate.
Princeton University's Laboratory Learning Program provides an opportunity for selected high school students to work with faculty and research staff in engineering and the natural sciences.
The world's accounting system for carbon emissions, run by the United Nations, disregards capital investments in future coal-fired and natural-gas power plants that will commit the world to several decades and billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine.
A team of economists discover that the effects of local industry fluctuations are widespread, affecting not only local producers but other industries in different regions.
China's rapid socioeconomic growth continues to tax national water resources. The researchers report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reducing agricultural production in these provinces and importing food commodities from other provinces or nations instead could help China conserve more water.
Princeton and Columbia universities have proposed a method that could allow scientists to customize and grow highly purified crystals, known as photonic crystals, with relative ease.
In the first evidence that natural selection favors an individual's infection tolerance, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success.
Moses Charikar, a professor of computer science and Anatoly Spitkovsky, an associate professor of astrophysical sciences have been selected to receive 2014 Simons Investigators awards.
Global use of antibiotics is surging, according to Princeton University researchers who have conducted a broad assessment of antibiotic consumption around the world.
A study led by Princeton University researchers has revealed a gene which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors. In collaboration with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (Rutgers-CINJ), researchers hope to someday have a drug that could improve, cure or control breast cancer by targeting the particular pathways that are associated with metastasis and the progression of disease.
Two Princeton University faculty members have been selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, and will receive flexible funding over four years to help establish their research careers.
Princeton University researchers merged two powerful areas of research to enable an unprecedented chemical reaction that neither could broadly achieve on its own. The resulting bond formation could provide an excellent shortcut for chemists as they construct and test thousands of molecules to find new drugs.
Using a computer model to explore water as it freezes, a team at Princeton University has found that water's weird behaviors may arise from a sort of split personality: at very cold temperatures and above a certain pressure, water may spontaneously split into two liquid forms.
Alexei Korennykh, a Princeton University assistant professor of molecular biology, was selected for a 2014 Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Scientists at Princeton University have shown that negatively charged particles known as electrons can flow extremely rapidly due to quantum behaviors in a type of material known as a topological Dirac semi-metal.
Two faculty proposals have been selected by Princeton's Council for International Teaching and Research to receive grants from the Princeton Global Collaborative Networks Fund.
Two new research technologies — a microscope for probing bacterial biofilms and an instrument to measure the properties of ultrathin plastics — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. Established in 2009 by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, a 1976 Princeton alumnus and former trustee, and his wife, Wendy, the fund supports projects with the potential for broad impacts on research in the natural sciences or eng
Princeton University researchers report that smaller groups actually tend to make more accurate decisions, while larger assemblies may become excessively focused on only certain pieces of information.
A research project focused on understanding fiscal stimulus payments and household balance sheets discovered that to maximize the amount of the stimulus payments spent, you may want to pay out to people at middle-class levels of income as well as the lowest levels.
Affluent individuals and business corporations already have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to recently released research by Princeton University and Northwestern University.
Studies examining the interactions between genes and social environments using telomeres as a biomarker have shown that African American boys at nine years of age who have experienced a stressful social environment have accelerated aging or stress-mediated wear and tear on the body, which can make them more vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses and diseases.
The hackathon opened Friday evening at Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus and continued for 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30. Some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, packed the gym working furiously on programming and hardware projects.
The challenges facing women in sciences, mathematics and engineering — be it discouragement, or balancing the obligations of work and family — can be overcome with confidence, support and tenacity.
Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2014 Searle Scholar for his innovative research and potential for making significant contributions to chemical and biological research.
Research shows that parents who hold their baby and lovingly respond to the baby's needs form a secure attachment with the child and provide a base for stronger cognitive, social and emotional development.
On March 12th, students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School-South participated in the first public demonstration of an invention that fills a gap in online education by providing students and instructors anywhere in the world with a way to take part in a laboratory experiment.
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Techonology confirmed that during the last ice age wind-borne dust carried iron to the region north of Antarctica, where iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive and eventually led to the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Because fruit flies are a common model for studying the systems of more advanced beings such as humans and have the basic components of more complex nervous systems, studying them could help researchers understand rapid decision-making.
Kahn and Cerf are often called the fathers of the Internet. Although both men prefer to share the credit with others, they wrote the fundamental rules, or protocols, that are the basis of the Net. Their original system remains the foundation of modern communications.
The material that protects our teeth is being tested for it's ability to protect stone monuments and statues from the harsh elements.
The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences, encourage research partnerships with industry, and facilitate collaborations between investigators in the arts and the sciences or engineering.
A competition showcasing University research with commercial potential, the Innovation Forum allows inventors to pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and business leaders.
Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken's most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials. The researchers report that the unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as "disordered hyperuniformity," which has been shown to have unique physical properties.
Research projects such as finding solutions to sustainably address our energy needs and developing green cement technologies represent the best of industrial-academic partnerships.
Princeton University psychology professor Michael Graziano has developed a new theory of consciousness he calls the "attention schema theory" that takes a completely different approach to explaining consciousness.
DarkSide-50,an experiment that began this fall in Italy, is aimed at finding dark matter, a mysterious substance known as that makes up a quarter of the universe. Researchers feel that finding this substance will solidify our understanding of how the universe formed and shed light on its ultimate fate.
Princeton University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which supports discoveries that have significant potential for further development into products or services, has been awarded to four technologies: enhanced cybersecurity, non-scarring tattoo removal, 3-D photography and a laser-scanning device.
A sun shade designed to account for the sun’s path within a specific geographic location can keep harmful types of ultraviolet rays away from playgrounds and gathering spots.
Researchers hope that by studying other solar systems they can confirm theories about how planets form and perhaps even learn whether life exists on these other worlds.
Princeton researchers push through the challenging conditions in the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica because they want to learn more about the waters at the bottom of the globe, which have a significant impact on the Earth’s ecosystems and climate.
Princeton researchers come up with nearly 100 new discoveries of commercial potential each year. The inventors and their discoveries were highlighted a the University's annual event, Celebrate Princeton Invention.
A Princeton-led team has found that even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years.
The Future of Children – a collaboration between the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution – has released the first comprehensive report since 9/11 to uncover what we know and don't know about military children and their families.
Studies show Amazon deforestation could result in water and food shortages in the western United States.
Current funding environment could jeopardize future university research and economic growth.
Princeton scientists discover that identifying patterns in data can be a solution to data overload.
Princeton researchers make a fundamental discovery about the likely role of gravity in limiting the size of cells.
Researchers based at Princeton University found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, especially during the past 60 years.
Red Crabs could help scientists understand the consequences of climate change for the millions of migratory animals in Earth's tropical zones.
This year's Nobel prizes in physics and physiology or medicine were awarded to researchers with connections to Princeton. Princeton University researchers have been significantly involved in the 50-year endeavor to observe the Higgs boson, and the winner in physiology or medicine, James Rothman, is a former Princeton faculty member.
Five teams, each with three Princeton students and one Kenyan student, were paired with a research scientist. Their goal: to produce a film in the scientist's area of focus.
Research implies that climate can be very useful for predicting marine distribution shifts.
Princeton researchers are part of a comprehensive study of flood risks that will develop four integrated coastal resilient design strategies for vulnerable coastal populations in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
RealBrush, a program that allows computer artists to quickly and easily produce realistic brushstrokes on their computers combines graphics algorithms with "Big Data" storage and retrieval techniques.
The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study in the journal Nature.
New Jersey K-12 science teachers in the QUEST program become the students, observing and collecting evidence for self-designed research projects.
A student-led project, called FireStop, provides relevant information to firefighters, such as building layouts, fire hydrant location and hazardous material warnings.
A device for pasteurizing eggs in the shell could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria.
New research indicates that being poor may keep a person from concentrating on the very avenues that would lead them out of poverty.
A new wide-field camera, the result of an international collaboration between Princeton University astrophysicists and Japanese and Taiwanese scientists, represents a giant step into a new era of observational astronomy.
At the close of an extremely challenging ten weeks, members of the eLab summer business accelerator program present their startup businesses on Demo Day to a crowd that includes entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Ultrathin radios embedded directly on thin plastic sheets can be applied to walls and other structures and used as an invisible communications system inside buildings or sophisticated structural monitors for bridges and roads.
This summer, 72 college students from across the country are immersing themselves in research in labs at Princeton University, discovering what it is like to be a scientist.
Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley suggest that more human conflict is a likely outcome of climate change.
The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher.
The road from university laboratory to marketplace is not easy. TAG Optics Inc. illustrates the journey that new technologies — and their inventors — take as they embark on the path to commercialization.
Access to data on births, deaths, insurance claims and other records are helping economist Janet Currie tackle big questions about child health.
Researchers have demonstrated that 3-D printing is an effective strategy for interweaving tissue with electronics.
The U.S. electric utility industry faces a critical juncture as new technology and declining prices allow a more "distributed" system of small-scale generators, renewable energy installations and energy-efficiency strategies, according to a group of high-level energy industry executives and regulators who met at Princeton University recently.
A collaboration of researchers in the physical and biological sciences seeks a better understanding of the physical and chemical forces that shape the emergence and behavior of cancer.
Two Princeton University research projects — a new tool for visualizing drug therapy in the brain and a method for aiding the search for planets outside our solar system — have been selected to receive grants from Princeton's Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Princeton University's School of Engineering is unique in combining the strengths of a world-leading research institution with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college.
Graduate student Carlee Joe-Wong's work as an undergraduate has led to new ways that wireless companies could reduce congestion by varying their prices depending on the time of day.
Mark Zondlo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and a team of researchers are mapping Earth's atmosphere from pole to pole in search of the most comprehensive picture yet of greenhouse gases and how they affect climate.
Three winning technologies were announced Tuesday, March 12 at the Princeton University Keller Center Innovation Forum. The Forum offers University researchers the opportunity to compete for prize money aimed at moving laboratory discoveries into the product development stage.
Research that spans the globe in Discovery: Research at Princeton
Energy research is featured in Discovery: Research at Princeton.
A team of five Princeton engineering graduate students is leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.
The Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program, a consortium of industrial partners working with Princeton University, has awarded grants to two projects: Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete.
By studying the common fruitfly, Stas Shvartsman's lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is learning how cells signal each other in order to grow from the simple structure of an embryo into a full-grown, complex creature.
Starlings strike an optimal balance between the work of responding to social cues from their neighbors and the need to conserve energy. This trade-off yields a special number: seven.
The finding has implications not just for unlocking the mysteries of coordinated animal movements, but also for the field of robotics, in which engineers seek to emulate nature's efficiency in coordinating the activity of many individuals in uncertain environments.
A mathematical framework developed at Princeton University strips away the differences between classical and quantum mechanics to reveal how the ideas are compatible.
Nine new technologies with promising societal or commercial applications will get a boost from a Princeton University program aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
At Princeton, engineering and art often intersect, creating something new and entirely unexpected.
Princeton Professor Jorge Sarmiento studies the vital role Earth's oceans play in the complex biochemical process through which carbon is exchanged among water, soil and atmosphere.
This virtual 3-D walkthrough of four principal buildings uncovered during Princeton University's archaeological excavations in Cyprus is part of the Princeton Art Museum's City of Gold exhibit. The animations were created by graduate and undergraduate students under the direction of Joanna Smith, a lecturer in art and archaeology, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz, a professor of computer science.
Emily Carter, founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton, talks about why she decided to devote her career to energy research.
innovation triples the efficiency of organic solar cells
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Leading Princeton scientists met with corporate partners at Synergize 2012, the first annual meeting of the Princeton University Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program.
The grant establishes the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Aging Research at Princeton under the leadership of Coleen Murphy.
Students and faculty celebrated the first year of a partnership with Banco Santander to support international scholarship and programs at Princeton University.
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.
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.
Catalyst could have uses in drug discovery and development.
Four student teams presented their enterprise concepts to venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business people from the Princeton area and beyond.
A video game designed for predatory fish addresses lingering evolutionary questions about group formation and movement in animals, according to a new paper in Science
The second in a series of profiles of graduate students and post-docs in the Department of Chemistry across the spectrum of specialties: organic, inorganic, physical, chemical biology and theoretical. This profile features postdoctoral researcher Kevin Welsher in the physical chemistry group of Associate Professor Haw Yang.
Two Princeton University professors have received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.