Faculty in the News
Diving robots find that Antarctic seas release surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter .
Autonomous floats deployed in the Southern Ocean provide the first comprehensive data to suggest that the open water surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously thought.
Princeton in Space: ISʘIS launch lights up the sky .
A Princeton-led instrument aboard the Parker Space Probe launched Aug. 12 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft will fly through the corona — the sun's fiery atmosphere — 24 times over the next seven years.
Foam could offer greener option for petroleum drillers .
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provides energy but also uses large amounts of fresh water while producing corresponding amounts of wastewater. Water-based foams, which use about 90 percent less water than fracking fluids, provide an alternative, and Princeton researchers are studying the mechanism for foam-driven fracture in such drilling.