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Symposium marks growth for Princeton’s materials institute

This year’s symposium, on March 26 and 27, marked several years of growth for the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, which has expanded and opened new facilities.

New technology marks a key step toward shrinking a medical lab to fit on fingertip

Identifying a patient’s viral infection or diagnosing a blood disorder usually requires a lab and skilled technicians. Now researchers at Princeton University have developed a new technology that goes a long way toward replacing the lab with a single microchip.

Post ‘net neutrality’ internet needs new measurement tools, Princeton experts tell policymakers

Speaking before the Federal Trade Commission’s hearing on internet competition and consumer protection, Nick Feamster said changes to the structure of the internet require new methods to measure online services. He said using speed as a benchmark is no longer the best measure.

Floryan’s research on swimming has applications in propulsion systems

Fish and their graceful, swift movements have been Daniel Floryan’s focus for the last few years.

Gmachl named head of Whitman College at Princeton

Claire Gmachl, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named head of Whitman College, one of Princeton’s six residential colleges. She will begin her four-year term on July 1.

Princeton Profiles: Roberts sisters study how to make the internet fairer and safer

Sisters Claudia and Laura Roberts, Ph.D. students in computer science at Princeton, are examining how technology affects society.

Speed limit on DNA-making sets pace for life's first steps

Scientists puzzled for decades over their observation that fruit fly mothers withold some of the genetic building blocks their gestating offspring need to survive. Now researchers at Princeton University have found the inhibiting mechanism, which turns out to be key to the embryo's survival.

Caltech awards top alumni honor to Dean Emily Carter

The California Institute of Technology has bestowed its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award on Emily A. Carter, Princeton University’s dean of engineering.

Princeton students tell a gripping story for NASA

But when the Princeton Rocketry Club took on NASA’s annual challenge that has students design, build and test a tool or device to address a real space exploration challenge, they went in the opposite direction. Instead of designing a hand-like device that could take ice core samples and move instruments underwater, they designed a gripper that looks like a mini beanbag. It molds itself to an object, then air is sucked out of the device so it grabs onto and pulls whatever it’s been set to hold.

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