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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.