Research at Princeton Newsletter December 2015

Research
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December 22, 2015
 
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Lemurs grooming (photo credit Ipek Kulahci)

Small talk could serve an evolutionary need

Princeton University research suggests that idle conversation could be a social-bonding tool. The findings could have implications for how scientists understand the evolution of primate vocalizations and human speech.


Fog networking is replacing cloud computing

'Fog' computing harnesses personal devices to speed wireless networks

These networks have been dubbed "fog computing," a name that emphasizes their local, diffuse nature as opposed to more distant "cloud computing."


Greater anis raise nest communally

With camera and determination, Riehl studies bird behavior

Assistant Professor Christina Riehl found that birds called greater anis raise their young collectively to protect against predators, but also destroy their nest mates' eggs.



Nuclear waste in transit

New plasma-based method to treat radioactive waste

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory scientists proposed a new technique known as plasma mass filtering that could reduce the cost of nuclear waste disposal and the amount of byproducts produced.
 
 
Climate impacts on the poor

More aggressive climate policies are needed to save the future poor

A new model developed at Princeton University predicts that, if current climate policies remain the same, the world’s future poor will be even worse off than impoverished people today.
 
 
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Events

Cuban revolution images on display

Exhibition to feature historic photos of Cuban revolution

Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall
Through Jan. 29, 2016

Exhibition spotlights Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings

Princeton University Art Museum
Through Jan. 24, 2016


Exhibition: Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations

Princeton University Art Museum
Through Feb. 7, 2016

 

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