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prime numbers

Surprising Hidden Order Unites Prime Numbers and Crystal-Like Materials

The researchers found a surprising similarity between the sequence of primes over long stretches of the number line and the pattern that results from...
Foam fracturing

Foam Could Offer Greener Option for Petroleum Drillers

Now, Princeton researchers led by Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, have experimentally tested a...
cancer genomics

From ‘Sea of Mutations,’ Two Possible Cancer Links Rise to the...

Many genetic malfunctions are commonly found in cancers, and scientists are working to distinguish those directly involved in both the initial growth of cancer...
internet traffic

New Tool Helps Users Decide Which Countries Their Internet Traffic Transits

The internet gives people worldwide access to applications and services, but in many cases, internet traffic passes through a few dominant countries, according to...
E. Coli Bacteria

Researchers Discover the ‘Optimism’ of E. Coli Bacteria

They were surprised to find that the bacteria had different strategies for dealing with each of the nutrient restrictions. Even more surprisingly, when carbon...
global climate change

Southeast Asian Forest Loss Much Greater Than Expected, with Negative Implications...

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem....
enzymes

Princeton Chemists Teach an Enzyme a New Trick, with Potential for...

“We have found a completely new way to get enzymes to do a non-natural reaction,” said Todd Hyster, an assistant professor of chemistry. “A traditional perspective...
atmospheric carbon

Ocean’s Heat Cycle Shows That Atmospheric Carbon May Be Headed Elsewhere

A recent study in the journal Nature Geoscience examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that existing studies may have misgauged how carbon is distributed...
Metal catalysts

Modern Alchemists Are Making Chemistry Greener

They have found a revolutionary approach that uses cobalt and methanol to produce an epilepsy drug that previously required rhodium and dichloromethane, a toxic...
biochemicalvideo

Researchers Use Light to Turn Yeast into Biochemical Factories

“This technique allows us to control the metabolism of cells in an unprecedented way,” said co-lead researcher José Avalos, an assistant professor of chemical and biological...
worm infections

City Mouse-Country Mouse Study Shows Link in Environment, Worm Infections

The longer the mice lived outdoors, the greater the number and size of these intestinal worms — which are relatives of the human whipworms...
hurricane

Geophysicists and Atmospheric Scientists Partner to Track Typhoons’ Seismic Footprints

An international team of researchers has found a new way to identify the movement and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical cyclones by...
chemical reactions

Chemists Harness Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Future of Chemical Reactions

To manufacture medicines, chemists must find the right combinations of chemicals to make the necessary chemical structures. This is more complicated than it sounds,...
infectious diseases

How Ecologists Are Solving Infectious Disease Mysteries

Princeton ecologists Andrea Graham and Sarah Budischak examined data from an Indonesian study of 4,000 patients who had two parasitic infections: malaria and hookworm. They focused on the...
fructose

Mouse Study Reveals Gut Effects of Too Much Fructose


“There is a fundamental physiological difference in how smaller and larger amounts of sugar are processed in the body,” said Joshua Rabinowitz, a professor of chemistry and...
snowpack

Predicting Snowpack in the West Before the First Flake Falls

New research suggests that the West’s cities and farms may no longer need to wait all winter to learn how much water they can...
digital security

Proof of Randomness Builds Future of Digital Security

Nearly all secure online traffic — from shopping to banking to communications — relies on a technique of randomly generating a number that serves...
fusion reactions

Artificial Intelligence Helps Accelerate Progress Toward Efficient Fusion Reactions

Today, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University are employing artificial intelligence to improve predictive...
infant health

Hydraulic Fracturing Negatively Impacts Infant Health

Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to astudy published Dec. 13 in...
bone metastasis

A New Weapon Against Bone Metastasis? Princeton Lab Develops Antibody to...

To explain his new weapon in the war against the metastatic spread of cancer to bone, Kang uses a movie metaphor: “Independence Day.” In the...