News: Research

Monday, Jan 22, 2018
It is a marvel of nature: During gestation, multiple tissue types cooperate in building the elegantly functional structures of organs, from the brain’s folds to the heart’s multiple chambers. A recent study by Princeton researchers explored this process in lungs and offers insights into the formation of their delicately branching, tree-like...
Monday, Oct 23, 2017
A discovery by Princeton University scientists demonstrates that humans don’t have the monopoly on building the world’s tiniest machines. The researchers found a lasso-shaped bacterial molecule capable of altering its configuration when exposed to heat, a shape-changing ability akin to that used to operate certain synthetic molecular machines.
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
In a paper published June 30 in Nature Energy, Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo and her co-workers describe how they used organic semiconductors for constructing solar cells that are transparent but can be tinted to block 80% of the light under their own power.