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Experts assess voting security as midterm elections approach

Despite progress in securing voting in the United States, many jurisdictions still use electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail. According to experts who gathered October 17 at Princeton, this is a serious vulnerability.

‘Ghost’ particles, gliding through sun, reveal inner workings of solar furnace

Investigators of the Borexino collaboration report the most detailed record to date of neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the solar interior. Often called ghost particles because they pass through matter without leaving a trace, neutrinos can be used as proxies to determine the chain of reactions that make up solar fusion — the reaction that spews forth the sun’s tremendous energy.

New tool streamlines the creation of moving pictures

It’s often easy to imagine balloons soaring or butterflies fluttering across a still image, but realizing this vision through computer animation is easier said than done. Now, a team of researchers has developed a new tool that makes animating such images much simpler.

On the road in Hawaii, Princeton team seeks clearer picture of volcanic air quality

Mark Zondlo’s research team monitored air quality on Hawaii’s Big Island during the large eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

‘Focused Research Teams’ take on emerging opportunities in biotechnology and robotics

In an initiative to boost collaborations on subjects too new to fit into existing departments and centers, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a program to fund small, cross-disciplinary groups of researchers called Focused Research Teams.

‘Startup immersion’ places students at heart of new ventures

Having a direct impact on a startup venture is one of the key ideas behind the Princeton Startup Immersion Program run by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

Felten confirmed as member of U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the appointment of Professor of Computer Scienceand Public Affairs Ed Felten to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a bipartisan agency within the executive branch.

She Roars: Celebrating Women in Princeton Engineering

The 'She Roars' alumni conference, from Oct. 4-6, featured presentations, discussion groups and social events. Dean Emily A. Carter told attendees that the future for women in engineering is bright.

'Day of Optimization' explores forefront of data science and machine learning

Princeton's inaugural Day of Optimization grappled with difficult questions including: should there be marketplaces for data in the near future and how should these markets be run? How should society decide who gets a liver transplant? If a driverless car kills someone, who is at fault?

Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes.” She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

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