The world's largest virtual currency,Bitcoin, continues to make headlines, but many still don't have a clue about the inner workings of Bitcoin or its influence. Princeton Professor Ed Felten explains.
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.
Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell.
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'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.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has released "Star Power," a new informational video that uses dramatic and beautiful images and thought-provoking interviews to highlight the importance of the Laboratory’s research into magnetic fusion.
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.
Four Princeton University-affiliated research projects have been awarded grants that enable them to use two of America's fastest supercomputers.
Four Princeton University professors have received the 2013 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.
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.
Princeton scientists discover that identifying patterns in data can be a solution to data overload.
The University's Office of the Dean for Research will roll out this fall the first in a series of competitive "innovation funds." Three initial competitions will encourage bold research in the natural sciences, collaboration between artists and scientists or engineers, and new partnerships with industry. Initiatives to support research in the humanities and social sciences are being planned.
A device for pasteurizing eggs in the shell could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria.
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.
Among three researchers to share the 2013 Dirac Medal, Peebles made major contributions to all areas of cosmology.
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.
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.
Former Princeton University President William G. Bowen was among 12 individuals awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on July 10th.
Graduate student Manu sebastian Mannoor speaks about developing nanotechnology-enabled approaches to directly integrate electronics and sensors with biological tissues and the human body.
Graduate student Ilissa Ocko speaks about contrasting features of scattering and absorbing aerosol radiative forcings and climate responses.
Princeton professors Scott Burnham and Peter Schäfer have received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.
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.
Three Princeton University students with diverse interests in computer networks, machine learning and the basic physical processes of the brain were among 15 recipients of this year's Hertz Fellowship for graduate studies in the sciences.
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.
Graduate student Brian Ell speaks about his research on small RNAs as novel therapeutics for the treatment of bone metastatic cancer.
Christopher L. Eisgruber has been appointed Princeton University's 20th president.
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.
Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices."
Princeton University has appointed as dean for research Pablo Debenedetti, a longtime Princeton engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He succeeds A.J. Stewart Smith, who will become the University’s vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
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.
Results from a team including a Princeton University scientist offer a possible solution that uses the bacteria's own byproducts to destroy them.
Polyakov was one of three winners of the foundation's 2013 Physics Frontiers Prize from which the recipient of the Fundamental Physics Prize was chosen. Polyakov was selected by the nine recipients of the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize awarded in 2012, four of whom are faculty members at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Mung Chiang, a Princeton University engineering professor who uses innovative mathematical analysis to simplify and strengthen the design of wireless networks, has been awarded the National Science Foundation's highest honor for young researchers, the Alan T. Waterman Award.
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.
New results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) indicate that the particle detected last summer is looking more and more like the Higgs boson, the particle thought to be essential for giving mass to the universe.
Three Princeton Engineering faculty members are part of a newly announced $194 million government-industry initiative called the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet), a consortium of six new university research centers whose mission is to maintain U.S. leadership in microelectronics.
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.
David Botstein, Princeton University's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 11 recipients of the inaugural $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues.
A possible Higgs boson of cancer and steps to give natural biodiversity a fighting chance were among the topics Princeton University researchers discussed during the 2013 AAAS annual meeting.
Three Princeton researchers will join a mission to study dark energy and dark matter as participants in the European Space Agency's (ESA) planned Euclid space telescope project. The Princeton astrophysicists will work as part of team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.
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.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University professor of computer science and public affairs, was among 69 researchers nationwide elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
TAG Optics, a company based on technology developed at Princeton University, has won the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, which recognizes products that improve life through the application of light-based technologies.
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.
Nine new technologies have been awarded the University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which provides funding to bridge 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.
Two Princeton University professors were among 18 researchers nationwide recognized by the National Academy of Sciences in 2013 for their achievement in the physical, biological and social sciences.
President Obama named Princeton psychology professor Anne Treisman as one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science on Dec. 21, 2012. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. The Medal is considered the country's highest honor for scientists.
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
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four assistant professors.
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.
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 method points to the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.
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.
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.
Princeton ranks 5th among U.S. universities in the amount of income generated from the licensing of research innovations, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers. Read the article at Inside Higher Education.
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.
A new technology allows data centers to substitute flash memory for the more expensive and energy-intensive RAM, potentially reducing data storage costs. The technology is being commercialized by flash memory-maker Fusion-io and is under evaluation by other industry partners.
New supercomputers, operating at a speed called the "exascale," will produce realistic simulations of dazzlingly complex phenomena in nature such as fusion reactions, earthquakes and climate change.
A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors.
Scientists around the globe are searching for ways to store, dispose of, or prevent the formation of the greenhouse gas, which is a major driver of global climate change.
View from top (left) and side (right) of nanopillars
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
A nitrogen sensor that can monitor environmental change, a "no-frills" quantum computer and a laboratory small enough to fit inside a single cell are the three technologies selected to receive support this year at Princeton University from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Researchers at Princeton University have created a removable tattoo that adheres to dental enamel and could eventually monitor a patient’s health with unprecedented sensitivity.
Immersive 3-D sound developed at Princeton University makes its way into a new product, the Jawbone Big Jambox.
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Student engineers win $90,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further develop and implement a portable energy generator intended for use in remote or disaster-torn regions. project.
HepatoChem, a startup based on technology licensed from Princeton, wins funding from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Accelerator Program
An early-stage life science company, HepatoChem is developing a platform for fast and cost effective assessment of metabolites and toxicity in drug development. As reported in MarketWatch.com
Two Princeton University professors are among the noted scientists elected as fellows of the Royal Society in 2012. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, was among 44 scientists around the world to be named a fellow of the Royal Society. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, was one of eight researchers named foreign members of the society.
Princeton's Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering, and colleague Anand Raghunathan of Purdue University have developed a wearable signal-jamming personal firewall for insulin pumps and other medical devices. The device, which could be worn as a necklace, was featured in MSNBC.com.
A.J. Stewart Smith, who has served as Princeton University's first dean for research since 2006, will assume a newly created position as vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to serve as the University's primary liaison with DOE.
Bassler is best known for her efforts to understand how bacteria communicate.
A sensor embedded in a tooth could monitor your health. The sensor, developed in the lab of Princeton's Michael McAlpine, is featured in the Daily Mail.
Mung Chiang, an electrical engineering professor at Princeton, has been awarded the 2012 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The 7th Annual Innovation Forum showcased eight exciting concepts for novel products or start-up companies.
Princeton University researchers and faculty members pitched their innovations in 3-minute presentations to angel investors and venture capitalists. Watch the videos.
David Botstein, Princeton's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics, professor of moleculary biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was one of six researchers recently named 2012 Dan David Prize Laureates.
Princeton's Edgar Choueiri and his team seek to create a 3-D sound experience so realistic that it could revolutionize entertainment.
A study led by researchers at Princeton University has yielded insights into how liquid spreads along flexible fibers, which could allow for increased efficiency in various industrial applications.
John Lettow '95, president of Vorbeck Inc., worked with Princeton professor Ilhan Aksay on graphene research.
The Chirik Group, in collaboration with Momentive Performance Materials Inc., has developed a new iron hydrosilylation technology that is featured in the February 3, 2012 issue of Science magazine article.
Vorbeck Materials, a startup company founded on discoveries made at Princeton University, has been named as one of three winning startup companies in the U.S. Department of Energy's America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge.
Five Princeton faculty teams are the new recipients of support from a University fund designed to help propel promising discoveries out of the laboratory into products and technologies that can benefit society.
Princeton technologies and the inventors behind them were featured at an annual event honoring faculty members and investment partners.
Princeton researchers are developing health-related innovations at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Medical tests could be revolutionized using lasers and sensors tuned to operate with mid-infrared light, a part of the spectrum that is particularly useful for detecting biologically relevant molecules.
Princeton engineers are working closely with neuroscientists to understand how visual information and words are encoded in the brain.
In an effort to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and environmental technology, a collaborative network known as the Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program has been created at Princeton University to engage a wide range of businesses.
Flash NanoPrecipitation is a technique for encapsulating therapeutic and diagnostic molecules in nanoparticles to improve treatment and monitoring of diseases including cancer and tuberculosis.
A technique for coating implants with materials to improve the interface between medical devices and the human body.
Crystalline materials with high surface conductivity for use in electronic devices that are smaller, faster, and less heat-generating than today's electronics.
BACCH(TM) 3D Sound is an audio technology that allows the listener to hear, through two ordinary speakers, a truly three-dimensional reproduction of a recorded sound field with a level of high tonal and spatial fidelity.
TUBE delivers the right pricing incentives to help Internet service providers meet the challenges of growing bandwidth demand while providing users with choices to save on their monthly bills.
Sirtuins, which have mainly been studied for effects on aging and cancer, have another important function: inhibiting virus replication during infection.
Benjamin Garcia and his colleagues have developed a method for studying epigenetic modifications by extracting and analyzing specific target genes together with regulatory proteins.
BioNano Genomics is commercializing a high-throughput platform for analyzing DNA with single-molecule sensitivity based on technology pioneered at Princeton University.
Princeton alumni and other entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed "Women in Entrepreneurship" in a panel discussion hosted by the University's Keller Center Dec. 7.
Princeton University hosted its first-ever "Start-up Weekend' Nov. 11-13 to offer entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas to industry leaders. Read more in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Members of the Princeton Office of Technology Licensing team will be moderating two workshops at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2012 Annual Meeting, March 14-17 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California.
University research can yield societal benefits while creating opportunities for growth.
Graphene-based technologies developed by Princeton University scientists are generating buzz and business.
Organic light-emitting materials are common in today's smart phones, an example of the rapid transition from basic discovery to commercial application.
Science deans and educators from universities and colleges around the state came to Princeton University to discuss ways to revive the state's economy and create jobs through programs in science, technology, engineering and math.
A new policy approved this fall by Princeton faculty members gives the University and faculty members rights to republish scholarly articles.The policy is intended to make the faculty's scholarly articles, published in journals and conference proceedings, available to a wider audience.
Benjamin Garcia of Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology and Amit Singer of the Department of Mathematics have received the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Netflix...YouTube...Our appetite for streaming applications is on the rise, as are data plans from service providers struggling to meet demand. Mung Chiang's TUBE is an innovation that can help keep costs low.
As research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary and complicated, international partnerships are crucial for finding answers to pressing societal challenges, maintaining Princeton's status as a leading research university, bolstering American competitiveness, and providing critical educational opportunities and international experiences to Princeton students who will become the leaders of tomorrow's increasingly global world.
Princeton University inventors mixed with industry representatives, investors and entrepreneurs at Celebrate Princeton Invention, an annual event that honors University researchers.
Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from biological markers of cancer to hidden explosives.
Using mathematical concepts, Princeton researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their effectiveness as medicines. The technique already has identified several potential new drugs that were shown to be effective for fighting strains of HIV by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.