Today’s gasoline-powered internal combustion engines are sadly inefficient — only about 25 percent of the fuel’s energy is used to move the vehicle forward, with the rest lost as heat.
Three domestically available raw materials — coal, biomass and natural gas — may reduce the country’s dependence on imports and vulnerability to volatile oil prices while addressing the increasing national fuel demand at a low financial and environmental cost.
When Tsvetelina (Lina) Churalska and Sarah Nagy teamed up with two other Princeton students to build an energy drink business, they quickly realized that the process was going to be more difficult than they had anticipated.
Yeast, bacteria and mammalian cells are often harnessed to act as small factories that produce drugs, biofuels and other products. Megan McClean, an associate research scholar in Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has developed a system for real-time control of the amount of protein made by yeast in these biological...
Measuring magnetism is important in applications ranging from the detection of landmines to the diagnosis of health conditions, such as epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmias, caused by disruptions in electrical signals. Over the last several years, physics professor Michael Romalis and his team have developed some of the world’s most sensitive...
Researchers in fields ranging from toxicology to marine biology will be pleased to know that a new microscope is in development — one that produces high-quality 3-D images by observing subjects as they flow through a liquid channel beneath the microscope’s lens.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, Liquid Light Inc., a startup of 26 people located in Monmouth Junction, N.J., sees opportunity in carbon dioxide emissions.