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Investigating 'fourth state of matter' for renewable energy

A team from Princeton University and Ohio State University has been awarded a five-year, $3-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research on low-temperature plasmas with the broader goal of improving energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Graduate students help meet data centers' voracious appetite for power

A Princeton team's innovation in efficiency could mark a major shift for data centers, which face exponential growth over the coming decade.

Protecting smart machines from smart attacks

Machines' ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton University have found.

Avoiding dangers of AI in warfare requires responsible U.S. leadership among international community, general says

International agreements and coordinated diplomatic pressures will be essential in avoiding indiscriminate use of artificial intelligence in lethal military conflicts, retired Gen. John R. Allen told an audience at Princeton University on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Engineering faculty take on 'Grand Challenges' in the environment

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) gave awards to 13 projects, including five within the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as part of its Water and the Environment Grand Challenge program. Totaling $1.01 million, the newly awarded undertakings explore an array of topics in multiple disciplines, from wastewater emissions and the role of climate change in spreading plant diseases, to nitrogen-hungry bacteria and a plan to capture carbon dioxide while mitigating mining runoff. The projects run from 2019 to 2021.

The wired city

In cities of the future, infrastructure will be electronic as well as physical. The sensors and networks that support business, leisure, and everyday life will face much greater demand and scope.

The Sustainable City

The very structures of cities play an important role in urban environments, from influencing residents’ energy needs to affecting local climates and ensuring resilience against natural hazards. Developing new structures and maintaining existing ones are important challenges.

The Built City

Structures are cities’ building blocks, and as cities grow and change, the role of structures must change as well. In some cases, it means protecting and modifying existing buildings; in others, it means designing new structures to meet emerging needs.

The future of cities

Our choices about how we build and reshape urban areas over the coming decades will determine a lot about the long-term health of society and this planet.

The Livable City

As humanity becomes more urbanized, maintaining health and happiness in crowded environments becomes critical. Clean air, clean water, and efficient transit systems are essential parts of the solution.

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