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EnCharge AI reimagines computing to meet needs of cutting-edge AI

January 27, 2023

A startup based on Princeton research is rethinking the computer chip with a design that meets the massive computational demands of advanced artificial intelligence. The company, EnCharge AI, uses a technique called in-memory computing to store data and run computation all in the same place on the chip, drastically reducing cost, time and energy consumption in AI applications.

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Robot trucks drive students to solve real problems in modern robotics

January 26, 2023

Modern robotics must grapple with the complexity of intelligent systems deployed in open environments, where robot-human behaviors are dynamically linked, where risks are enormously complicated, and where failures can be catastrophic. This Princeton ECE class leads students through the thicket.

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Senior Aneesha Manocha receives Kanders Churchill Scholarship for science policy

January 23, 2023

“The energy crisis cannot be solved in silos. We need communities from different fields working together for this interdisciplinary challenge,” said the winner of the Kanders Churchill Scholarship for science policy.

For this class final, bring a wrench

January 23, 2023

In Designing Sustainable Systems, students supplemented readings and lectures with power tools and plumbing equipment.

Kaushik Sengupta in his lab at Princeton

New antennas and microchips help electronics blur the line between science and scifi

January 19, 2023

Antenna arrays paired with high-frequency wireless chips help engineers make strides toward peering through matter, boosting communications in canyons of skyscrapers, putting a medical lab on a smart phone, and encrypting critical data with electromagnetic waves instead of software.

Arielle Rivera: Lighting Puerto Rico’s energy future

January 16, 2023

When Hurricane Maria rocked the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, causing massive damage and long-lasting power outages for millions of people, Arielle Rivera saw a major problem that needed fixing.

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Innovation Forum proposed solutions for societal impact

January 11, 2023

The forum, conducted by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, offers a showcase for Princeton faculty, researchers and graduate students to present innovations that promise to deliver commercial, cultural and societal impact.

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New course builds students’ intuition for quantum experiments

January 8, 2023

The course “Experimental Methods in Quantum Computing,” offered for the second time in fall 2022, gives undergraduates and first-year graduate students an opportunity to gain experimental skills as a foundation for future work in quantum science and engineering.

The word QUANTUM written in letters made of images that evoke quantum behaviors, plus tagline underneath saying "The Power of the Smallest Realm"

Building a technological stack

January 5, 2023

We used to say that quantum mechanics was the physics of atoms and molecules, because that is the realm where it was first discovered and where its effects are most pronounced, but all of that is changing now. We are building larger and larger systems — actual technologies — that harness the apparent strangeness of quantum mechanics to achieve unprecedented capabilities in computing, communications, and sensing.

Portrait of researcher Nathalie de Leon in the laboratory

Defects in diamond could sense structures of single molecules

January 5, 2023

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamonds open a path toward imaging the structures of single molecules. By measuring the tiny magnetic fields arising from electrons and nuclei, scientists could use the NV centers to study the structures of molecules like proteins, which are critical to cellular functions.