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Optical switch illuminates cells' development

Combining light and a protein linked to cancer, researchers at Princeton University have created a biological switch to conduct an unprecedented exploration of cellular development in the embryo.

Graduate students honored with Award for Excellence

The School of Engineering and Applied Science honored 16 graduate students for their performance "at the highest level as scholars and researchers."

Pioneering NASA engineer shares her journey from ‘human computer’ to expert in supersonic flight

The School of Engineering and Applied Science marked this year’s 50th anniversary of the first moon landings with a visit from Christine Darden, who shared highlights from her 40-year career at NASA with graduate students and community members.

Schmidt DataX Fund supports research projects that harness data science to speed up discovery

Nine data-driven research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, which aims to spread and deepen the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus to accelerate discovery.

Boosting wind farmers, global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed

In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. Research led by a team at Princeton University shows that wind speeds in northern mid-latitude regions have increased by roughly 7% since 2010.

Foam offers way to manipulate light

A study by Princeton scientists has shown that a type of foam long studied by scientists is able to block particular wavelengths of light, a coveted property for next-generation information technology that uses light instead of electricity.

Achieving climate goals requires setting a price on carbon, experts said at Andlinger Center meeting

Cutting carbon emissions quickly requires a price on carbon, experts from industry, government and academia said at the annual meeting of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment last week. A carbon fee would provide a dual benefit: offer direct incentives to cut emissions, and also create a new market for firms that can monetize carbon dioxide as a resource by transforming the gas into products and fuels.

Dalton Medal honors Princeton engineer for ecohydrology work

The European Geophysical Union has awarded the 2020 John Dalton Medal to Amilcare Porporato, the Thomas J. Wu '94 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

How to make better biofuels? Convince yeast it's not starving

Princeton researchers have discovered a genetic switch that significantly increases yeast's production of the efficient biofuel isobutanol

Princeton researchers receive $2.5 million to advance the science of urban food sustainability

Princeton University researchers have received a $2.5 million federal grant to lead an interdisciplinary effort with academic, city government and nonprofit partners that will develop a scientific process for establishing urban food systems that are less wasteful and environmentally detrimental. The grant will be administered by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).

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