Princeton University’s latest sustainable innovation can be found along the edge of campus just behind FitzRandolph Observatory. There, under a white tent, hums a new biodigester that turns food waste into nutrient-rich compost. Since operations began in fall 2018, more than 16 tons of food scraps have been converted into compost.
- Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
- Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
Princeton University faculty members Rebecca Burdine and Elke Weber have been named 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their scientifically or socially distinguished work.
New fellows will be honored Feb. 16 during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 29 issue of Science.
- Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Researchers at Princeton and MIT have found a way to save big on power consumption for data centers while making a key electronic component much smaller.
- Monday, Nov 12, 2018
Technologies and discoveries with the potential to make a difference in everyday lives lined the tables and booths at Princeton University's 10th annual Celebrate Princeton Innovation reception. Over 300 guests attended the event Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Frick Chemistry Laboratory.
- Friday, Nov 9, 2018
Declaring clean energy central to New Jersey’s economic future, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed a gathering at Princeton University this morning and sketched his plan to bring a range of new technologies to the state.
“We are committed to not just making New Jersey a state that runs on clean energy, but the place where vital research and development, and even the manufacturing of component parts, happens,” Murphy said.
- Monday, Nov 5, 2018
With increasing carbon dioxide from human activities, more acidic water is reaching the deep sea, dissolving some calcite-based sediments, say an international team of researchers.
- Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
For each year during the past quarter century, the world's oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to a study led by researchers at Princeton and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego. The strong ocean warming the researchers found suggests that Earth is more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than previously thought.
- Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
The escalating effects of climate change now demand a substantial research initiative to develop and launch "negative emissions technologies" (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide directly from the air, according to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
- Friday, Oct 26, 2018
Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in the making of the nation, said author and environmentalist Bill McKibben at a lecture Thursday evening in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.
- Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
Mark Zondlo’s research team has tracked greenhouse gases and air pollutants on the streets of Beijing and New York City, around Pennsylvania gas wells, and near animal feedlots in Colorado and California.