Italian Renaissance frescos of the gods and goddesses of air, water, fire and earth enliven the ceiling and four walls of the Room of the Elements in Florence’s famed Palazzo Vecchio, but without structural engineers’ work to preserve such historic buildings, the world could eventually lose these masterpieces.
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Thursday, May 9, 2019
Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.
- Friday, May 3, 2019
Google’s newest AI lab — located across the street from Princeton University’s Nassau Hall — officially launched on Thursday, May 2, with speeches and research presentations by state and local officials, Google executives, and University executives and students.
- Thursday, Apr 18, 2019Two projects that bring together faculty researchers and industry to transform discoveries into real-world technological applications have been awarded support from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for Industrial Collaborations.
- Friday, Apr 5, 2019
Materials science is an "enabling discipline,” Dean of Engineering and Applied Science Emily A. Carter told the audience gathered for the annual symposium of Princeton’s materials institute last week. It allows researchers, students and entrepreneurs from widely different fields to come together to create new technologies and solutions to difficult societal problems.
- Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
Fish and their graceful, swift movements have been Daniel Floryan’s focus for the last few years.
- Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
When they were growing up in Dallas, Claudia and Laura Roberts would get frequent talks from their parents about how they might be judged by different standards in society due to prejudice.
“Our father is from Panama and our mother is from Mexico,” said Claudia. “As immigrants to this country, they thought a lot about how to raise two girls in America and give us the best chance at a successful path.”
- Friday, Mar 8, 2019
When picturing a robot designed to do a human task, such as moving a delicate instrument, it’s logical to see it as something that looks like a human.
- Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Consider the humble tire. Sitting outside on a frigid winter day, it's hard as a stone, yet when spinning under a drag racer, a tire becomes warmly pliable. For everyday materials, from glass to rubber to plastic, these fundamental changes in behavior are determined by the glass transition temperature.
- Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
In a major step forward for an area of research that earned the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, an international team has found that substances with exotic electronic behaviors called topological materials are in fact quite common, and include everyday elements such as arsenic and gold. The team created an online catalog to make it easy to design new topological materials using elements from the periodic table.