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Your movements are being tracked down to the inch: Colleen Josephson and Yan Shvartzshnaider

Our guests today, Yan Shvartzshnaider and Colleen Josephson, discuss how a new technology embedded in newer Apple iPhones has the technology to track the owner's movements, down to the inch, indoors.

 

Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March: a vault, 7 feet tall, 12 feet across and 21 feet long, constructed of 338 transparent glass bricks -- built by robots.

New combustion models improve efficiency and accuracy

Researchers at Princeton University have developed a new model that will allow engineers to accurately predict the characteristics of combustion processes with far less computing power than previously needed. The new model breaks a long-standing trade-off between models that are efficient but narrowly useful and models that are more general but computationally expensive.

Dean Andrea Goldsmith welcomes you to Princeton Engineering

In this video, Dean Andrea Goldsmith provides an overview of what makes Princeton Engineering special.

How artificial intelligence can be turned against us: Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering

Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, is here to discuss his team's research into how hackers can use adversarial tactics toward artificial intelligence to take advantage of us and our data.

Climate change could lead to less sun for regions banking on solar power

While solar power is a leading form of renewable energy, new research suggests that changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make areas currently considered ideal for solar power production less viable in the future.

Why YouTube review videos are often really paid ads (and how you can tell the difference): Michael Swart, Princeton Class of 2019

Our guest on "Cookies" today, Michael Swart, says a lot of YouTube review videos are practically paid commercials without even telling you. And he has a way to tell the difference.

Speaking creates droplets linked to disease transmission

For the first time, researchers have directly visualized how speaking produces and expels droplets of saliva into the air. These droplets can be inhaled by other people and are a primary way that respiratory infections like COVID-19 spread from person to person.

Top process systems engineer Christos Maravelias joins the faculty, expands energy systems research

Christos Maravelias, an expert in process systems engineering, has joined the Princeton faculty as of September 1, 2020. Maravelias is the Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment and a professor of chemical and biological engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. 

Students step up summer research, with increased support, amid pandemic’s challenges

For undergraduates in the engineering school, summer often means a chance to apply their learning in new ways, whether conducting field research, working in industry or volunteering abroad. Last summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many of these plans, some students’ research projects took them in unexpected directions.

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