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Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines

In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.

Law receives Egerton medal for combustion research

The Combustion Institute has awarded its 2006 Alfred Egerton Gold Medal to Chung K. (Ed) Law, Princeton's Robert Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Princeton Engineering attracts record freshman class

The freshman class enrolled in Princeton's School of Engineering and Science this fall is the largest in the school's history and comprises a diverse and highly qualified group of students.

Undersea robots glide into new realm of marine research

This month in Monterey Bay, Calif., a fleet of undersea robots is for the first time working together without the aid of humans to make detailed and efficient observations of the ocean.

Genetic engineering competition puts students at cusp of new science

Clusters of students gathered in Princeton's Lewis Thomas Lab on a recent Friday for a trouble-shooting session before heading to their benches for another attempt at something few labs in the world can do: transforming mouse stem cells into muscle cells

Summer workshops build hands-on experience for MAE majors

A series of summer workshops is giving mechanical and aerospace engineering majors a chance to dig into subjects they don't normally see in their regular classes, while having fun with engineering.

Princeton admits diverse group of engineering grad students

Graduate students enrolling in Princeton's six engineering departments this fall represent a great diversity of backgrounds and include 27 percent women.

Littman conducts alumni on a model train adventure

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his course on microprocessors, Michael Littman treated the young and the young at heart to a mini-tutorial in train signal processing at the 2006 Princeton Reunions.

New engineering center to transform sensor technology

The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar Engineering Research Center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals found in the atmosphere, emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath.

Carter shapes future breakthroughs, one atom at a time, one student at a time

From the June 5, 2006, Princeton Weekly Bulletin Emily Carter wrestles with a world so tiny that if you were to hold it in your hand you could not feel it or see it. Yet the type of work she does, as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has the potential for large-scale transformations. “In contrast to traditional mechanical engineering, which tends to focus on the macroscopic world, Emily’s interest is more in the microscopic world, which is a new trend that w

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