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Monday, December 30, 2019
In leap for quantum computing, silicon quantum bits establish a long-distance relationship
In an important step forward in the quest to build a quantum computer using silicon-based hardware, researchers at Princeton have succeeded in making possible the exchange of information between two qubits located relatively far apart — about the length of a grain of rice, which is a considerable...
Monday, December 9, 2019
Civil liberties leader Romero, physics Nobel laureate Thorne to receive top alumni awards
Princeton University will present its top awards for alumni to Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Kip Thorne, co-winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Two million-year-old ice cores provide first direct observations of an ancient climate
Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate at a time when the furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. Gas bubbles trapped in the cores — which are the oldest yet...
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
How to make better biofuels? Convince yeast it's not starving
Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can be used to create an even more efficient fuel called isobutanol. Normally, yeast only creates a tiny amount of isobutanol. Now researchers at Princeton University have discovered a genetic...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture
California’s growing use of solar and wind energy has reduced reliance on hydropower and natural gas, helping to enhance drought resilience and aid in groundwater sustainability.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Kenyan conservationist Paula Kahumbu appears on ‘All for Earth’ podcast
Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect who leads the campaign “Hands Off Our Elephants,” speaks on the “All for Earth” podcast about building a conservation movement in Kenya.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change
Researchers from Princeton set out to help determine the characteristics that make certain species more sensitive to environmental pressures. They recently reported that a bird species’ ability to adapt to seasonal temperature changes may be one factor in whether it can better withstand...
Monday, October 14, 2019
Planning for Princeton’s new Wintersession will involve campus community
Wintersession will launch January 2021 as part of Princeton's new academic calendar. The two-week, optional program will allow students to explore subjects, learn skills and participate in activities they may not have time for during the academic year.  
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
A ‘joy ride’ of a career: Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics for tackling big questions about the universe
Curiosity and a lifelong love of science led James Peebles to the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Ben Strauss talks to ‘All for Earth’ about climate science and daily life
 “All for Earth” podcast speaks with Ben Strauss about working at the frontlines of communicating climate science — the local weather forecast.

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