Researchers have unveiled a new tool that uses light to manipulate proteins inside cells, causing liquid-like structures known as membraneless organelles to condense out of a cell's watery environment. Because these structures play a critical role in cellular operations, and possibly in disease development, the researchers believe the tool will open new areas of cellular biology to exploration.
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Scientists at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a rigorous new method for modeling the accretion disk that feeds the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
Princeton Professor of Physics Jason Petta, from left, and physics graduate students David Zajac and Xiao Mi, have built a device that is a step forward for silicon-based quantum computers, which when built will be able to solve problems beyond the capabilities of everyday computers. The device isolates an electron so that can pass its quantum information to a photon, which can then act as a messenger to carry the information to other electrons to form the circuits of the computer.
Princeton University is one of seventeen universities that will participate in a new Facebook initiative aimed at developing innovative technologies.
PPPL and Max Planck physicists confirm the precision of magnetic fields in the most advanced stellarator in the world
Physicist Sam Lazerson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with German scientists to confirm that the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X)(link is external) fusion energy device called a stellarator in Greifswald, Germany, produces high-quality magnetic fields that are consistent with their complex design.
Princeton University researchers have developed a computational model for creating a "perfect glass" that never crystallizes — even at absolute zero. Published in Scientific Reports, the model is a new way of thinking about glass and details the extremely unusual properties of a perfect glass.
Discovery: Research at Princeton magazine features stories about faculty members and their teams of students and postdocs who are charting new territory and uncovering knowledge in science and engineering as well as the humanities, social sciences and the arts.
Research projects with the potential to benefit society that were on display at Celebrate Princeton Invention, an annual event held Thursday, Nov. 10. The event honored the over 350 Princeton faculty members, staff researchers and students who over the past year have made discoveries or advances in the natural sciences and engineering that have the potential to be further developed into technologies valuable to the public.
The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals — which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors and supplies both organisms with nutrients — began more than 210 million years ago, according to a new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from Princeton University.
New imaging and fabrication facilities for the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) were unveiled during a daylong event Oct. 26 at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The power of the new facilities comes from a combination of the sophisticated building that houses them, the highly skilled research staff members who run them, and the equipment itself.