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Genetic Hitchhikers Picked Up By Evolution
2013-07-23 11:01:42

Princeton University In a twist on "survival of the fittest," researchers have discovered that evolution is driven not by a single beneficial mutation but rather by a group of mutations, including ones called "genetic hitchhikers" that are simply along for the ride. These hitchhikers are mutations that do not appear to have a role in contributing to an organism's fitness and therefore its evolution, yet may play an important role down the road. Researchers from Princeton University...

2013-07-22 23:24:36

An AIMS Power inverter runs Princeton’s ‘Power in a Box’ – a humanitarian effort by the university’s Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program – to help Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) this summer. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 A renewable energy system is only as strong as the power inverter it uses. Princeton University students learned that concept early in the development of a portable wind and solar power system – “The...

2013-06-21 23:04:58

Leading higher education marketing firm mStoner announces the launch of the new Advancement Live channel on the Higher Ed Live network. The first Advancement Live episode airs on Tuesday, July 16, at 1:00 p.m. EDT at http://higheredlive.com/live, and advancement experts Andrew Gossen of Cornell University and Ryan Catherwood of the University of Virginia will host the new channel. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Leading higher education marketing firm mStoner announces the launch of the...

2013-06-11 23:18:34

Acclaimed Professors from Stanford, Princeton & Harvard Share Insights About How Evolution Affects Our Reasoning SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Three of the world´s preeminent neuroscientists will be featured in a thought-provoking program segment entitled “The Biology and Psychology of Ethical Behavior” at the Being Human 2013 event to be held in San Francisco´s newly restored Nourse Theater on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The second annual Being Human...

2013-05-22 23:02:06

$171.3 million helps new hospital achieve enhanced patient care. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 On the first anniversary of the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, Princeton HealthCare System President and CEO Barry S. Rabner announced the completion of the seven-year Design for Healing capital campaign and paid tribute to the generous donors who made it an unprecedented success – raising $171.3 million. “We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of...

Electronics And Biology Combined To Make Printable 'Bionic' Ear
2013-05-02 08:21:04

Princeton University, Engineering School Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. The researchers' primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue. The scientists used 3D printing of cells and nanoparticles followed by cell culture to combine a small coil antenna with cartilage, creating what they term...

2013-04-02 12:59:34

As the long-term impact of the Arab Spring continues to take shape, research from political scientists at Princeton University and New York University warns that the protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa could mark more of an isolated occurrence than a permanent rise of people power in the region. In a paper published online in January by the American Journal of Political Science, "People Power or a One-Shot Deal? A Dynamic Model of Protest," Princeton politics...

Big Boost To Solar Power Given By Tiny Structure
2012-12-07 16:29:15

Princeton University, Engineering School Princeton researchers have found a simple and economic way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells, the cheap and flexible plastic devices that many scientists believe could be the future of solar power. The researchers, led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, were able to increase the efficiency 175 percent by using a nanostructured "sandwich" of metal and plastic that collects and traps light. Chou said the technology also...


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