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    'See-through soil' could help farmers deal with future drought

    In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.

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    Martonosi elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Margaret Martonosi, the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is among the highest honors awarded to engineers. In a statement announcing 106 new members, the National Academy said that Martonosi was recognized for “contributions to power-aware and power-efficient computer architecture and mobile systems.”

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    Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

    Dean Andrea Goldsmith and Vice Dean Antoine Kahn are proud to recognize faculty for their outstanding teaching during the fall 2020 semester, as determined by overall course ratings by students.

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    Chemistry and computer science join forces to apply artificial intelligence to chemical reactions

    Princeton researchers have developed open-source software that provides them with a state-of-the-art optimization algorithm to use in everyday work, folding what’s been learned in the machine learning field into synthetic chemistry.  

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    Princeton researchers at forefront of national plans for transition to net-zero emissions

    Scientists and research based at Princeton University played a critical role in a new national report that investigates the technology, policy and societal dimensions of accelerating decarbonization in the United States.

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    Department name change signals broad impact on computer and information technologies

    In a change highlighting Princeton's broad investment in computer and information technologies, the former Department of Electrical Engineering has become the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The new name won unanimous support at the Feb. 1 monthly meeting of the University Faculty.

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    Accurate, inexpensive sensor offers industry a new way to measure flow

    Tendo Technologies, a start-up company, is commercializing a flow-sensing technology developed in a Princeton lab, offering economical and highly accurate measurements for industrial and medical applications.

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    'In times of great need,' collaboration yields breathing system to assist COVID-19 patients

    Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, a collection of researchers, professors, technicians, graduate students and staffers designed, prototyped and tested specialized machines to monitor the breathing patterns and flow of oxygen to patients undergoing non-invasive ventilation.

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    Carbon-chomping soil bacteria may pose hidden climate risk

    Much of the earth’s carbon is trapped in soil, and scientists have assumed that potential climate-warming compounds would safely stay there for centuries. But new research from Princeton University shows that carbon molecules can potentially escape the soil much faster than previously thought. The findings suggest a key role for some types of soil bacteria, which can produce enzymes that break down large carbon-based molecules and allow carbon dioxide to escape into the air.

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    Two engineering alumni take science and tech leadership roles in Biden administration

    Two Princeton Engineering alumni recently were appointed to leadership positions in science and technology in the Biden administration.