Forget the flying cars and robot maids, we're just a few precious generations away from ditching this hunk of space rock called Earth and living among the stars. The dream of off-world living is thanks, in large part, to a single Princeton physics professor who not only envisioned a new path for humanity but nearly…
I think it's well known that beer is one of mankind's greatest inventions. But aside from the perfect taste, and ability to make in-laws seem magically more tolerable, it turns out that beer also has its very own built-in anti-spill mechanism.
At the onset of the atomic age, governments on both sides of the iron curtain sought to harness the power of nuclear fusion. Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey stood at the forefront of the American effort when, in 1953, they began using Stellarators—one of the earliest controlled…
Princeton University is celebrating the beauty of science, a selection of of experiments and research papers that result in amazing displays of color and motion that can be classified as contemporary art. Here are the prettiest ones.
The US and USSR had more than 60,000 nuclear warheads pointed at each other at the height of the Cold War. While the Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1970 and START in 1994 have shrunk that figure to around 26,000, nobody is really sure how many still exist—because nobody’s ever actually verified the number of warheads,…
Today is the anniversary of Albert Einstein's death in 1955. His passing was a huge loss, not just to physics but the entire academy—and, in the hours following his demise, photographer Ralph Morse managed to capture Einstein's Princeton office, just as he'd left it.
Ok, to be fair. This device isn't really a carpet so much as it's a 4-inch square of plastic and it doesn't so much fly as just sorta hover a few inches off the ground, but it does have one advantage over Aladdin's flying carpet—Princeton's sheet is real.
Most textbooks and e-readers tend to follow the same idea when it comes to their fonts: Easier to read means easier to absorb and recall later. Looks like they were wrong.
A quantum physics breakthrough that can predict the kinetic energy of electrons in simple metals—and semiconductors—will enable computers to simulate the behavior of new materials up to 100,000 times faster than they currently can. That's huge.
Neuroscientists at Princeton created a new way to study the neurons of the classic mouse-in-a-maze: Strap it to a suspended ball and have it run through a virtual maze. That first virtual maze? Derived from a Quake 2 level.
Bad news for Amazon, who's hoping that in the future all college students will read their textbooks through the oversided Kindle DX: the first students to use it, at Princeton, are not fans.
Here's something I'd expect to see whipped up by MAKE Magazine on Martha Stewart: A paper speaker kit that comes with all the paste and paper you need to fold together your own mini ghetto-blaster. Seriously.
Scientists at Princeton have discovered a way to grab otherwise-protected data encryption keys from memory on a computer that's just been powered down. This is pretty scary stuff, since the keys—which are well protected when the computer is on—are the one thing that keeps super-tight encryption from cracking.
Click to viewUDC is one of a handful of companies pioneering OLED development and manufacturing techniques for the big boys such as Samsung, Sony, LG and of course, the US Department of Defense. No one's written about how they make these displays, panels that'll make up our next generation of super-slim HDTVs, until…
This Princeton Bluetooth adapter is probably the smallest USB adapter we've seen yet, being made of mostly a USB tip and a tiny little body. The USB adapter works on both PCs and Macs, has Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and sticks out only a tiny bit so you don't accidentally snap it off. If our laptops didn't already have…
The Cuby is rather a chic little dock from Princeton Japan for your Second-Gen Shuffle. Compact and bijou, you can power it up via USB or with 3 AA batteries. Measuring 49 x 49x 59 mm and weighing 95 grams, it delivers sound from its 0.5W x 2Ch speakers and you can get it for $33 in Japan. See it undressed below.
For those unfortunate times when your iPod, multimedia player or cellphone run low on battery power, Princeton comes to the rescue with its emergency battery pack. Trying to add some functionality to the package, the company gave it an adjustable tilting dock, letting you prop up your portable multimedia player or…
Back in the days when we used to work in an office, setting up the projector for a meeting involved placing it at just the right angle, then hooking up the laptop to it, making sure there's a strong enough wifi signal, and praying to Cthulhu that it all comes together.
Perfect for the kitchen, bathroom, or other room where there's no cable outlet, the Princeton WiFi LCD TV lets you enjoy the big game no matter where you are. Grabbing another snack and dropping the kids off at the pool no longer need to wait until commercials.