At the close of an extremely challenging ten weeks, members of the eLab summer business accelerator program present their startup businesses on Demo Day to a crowd that includes entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Research News Features
Archive – August 2013
Two years of research for a senior thesis yeilds not only exciting findings on the communication of dolphins, but many practical lessons about being part of a research community.
Among three researchers to share the 2013 Dirac Medal, Peebles made major contributions to all areas of cosmology.
Princeton students create a video to explain the role of plasma in fusion.
GIRI, (Grinding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument): A new facility uncovers the planetary past hidden in rocks
The centerpiece of the new Princeton Grinder Lab, known as GIRI, (Grinding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument) is a fully automated rock grinder equipped with a high resolution camera. GIRI is able to create 3-D models from photos, allowing scientists to examine the inner features of rocks, including tiny fossils and ancient life forms.
Ultrathin radios embedded directly on thin plastic sheets can be applied to walls and other structures and used as an invisible communications system inside buildings or sophisticated structural monitors for bridges and roads.
This summer, 72 college students from across the country are immersing themselves in research in labs at Princeton University, discovering what it is like to be a scientist.
Deteriorating economic conditions lead mothers to engage in harsh parenting, such as hitting or shouting at children, a team of researchers has found. But the effect is only found in mothers who carry a gene variation that makes them more likely to react to their environment.
Some people feel so "creeped out" that they would prefer not to receive an organ or blood that came from a murderer or thief, according to researchers who assessed people's beliefs that a transplant would cause the recipient's personality or behavior to become similar to the donor's.
Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley suggest that more human conflict is a likely outcome of climate change.