On March 12th, students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School-South participated in the first public demonstration of an invention that fills a gap in online education by providing students and instructors anywhere in the world with a way to take part in a laboratory experiment.
Research News Features
Archive – March 2014
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Techonology confirmed that during the last ice age wind-borne dust carried iron to the region north of Antarctica, where iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive and eventually led to the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Simon Levin has shed new light on the interactions among groups of plants and animals living together. His research has generated improved management of natural resources such as forests and fisheries, and enhanced environmental policies.
A prolific researcher who joined the Princeton faculty in 1993, Yakov Sinai has been awarded the 2014 Abel Prize by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for his influential 50-year career in mathematics.
Keith Wailoo is astonished by the power of genes -- not only to shape life but also to challenge our understanding of it.
Because fruit flies are a common model for studying the systems of more advanced beings such as humans and have the basic components of more complex nervous systems, studying them could help researchers understand rapid decision-making.
Robert Vanderbei, a Princeton University professor of operations research and financial engineering, is a mathematician with a specialized hobby. Vanderbei tinkers with camera lenses and uses image-enhancing software to produce exquisite pictures of snowflakes. In this video, he demonstrates his technique and explains how the artistic endeavor inspires his research.
Kahn and Cerf are often called the fathers of the Internet. Although both men prefer to share the credit with others, they wrote the fundamental rules, or protocols, that are the basis of the Net. Their original system remains the foundation of modern communications.
The world's largest virtual currency,Bitcoin, continues to make headlines, but many still don't have a clue about the inner workings of Bitcoin or its influence. Princeton Professor Ed Felten explains.
Tubal ligation – or having one's "tubes tied" – is widely used to prevent unintended pregnancies. However, current Medicaid policies create roadblocks for low-income women trying to obtain the procedure, according to a Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School review.
While it may seem that judges in nonpartisan elections would be less influenced by popular majority opinion, a Princeton University-led report finds the opposite is true. On hot-button issues like the death penalty, state supreme court justices in the United States are more likely to side with the public majority sentiment, the researchers report. However, this occurs only after moneyed interest groups begin pushing for or against specific judicial stances.
A new book by Princeton University historian Angela Creager explains how knowledge and technology that grew out of the secret U.S.-led effort to build atomic bombs made possible important breakthroughs in medicine and biology.
The material that protects our teeth is being tested for it's ability to protect stone monuments and statues from the harsh elements.
The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences, encourage research partnerships with industry, and facilitate collaborations between investigators in the arts and the sciences or engineering.