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Novel PPPL invention could improve the efficiency of car and truck engines while reducing pollutants

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US Department of Energy, Princeton University Princeton Plasma Physics Lab John Greenwald reports When it comes to car and truck engines, not much has changed since Nikolaus Otto invented the modern internal combustion engine in 1876. But the internal combustion engine could, at least theoretically, be in for a big change. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have received a patent from the Patent and Trademark Office for a novel design that could increase the efficiency and reduce toxic emissions from gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines that power millions of cars…
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Princeton Medical Center Celebrates 100 Years

Penn Medicine Princeton Health Kicks Off Centennial Celebration With Gala 100 Years In The Making Plainsboro, NJ: Penn Medicine Princeton Health reports Centennial Gala, members of legendary Motown group The Temptations with Penn Medicine and Princeton Health officials. Second from left, Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System; center, Kim Pimley, Chairman of the Princeton Health Board of Trustees, with Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO, Princeton Health, and J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine.…
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e-cig Disease Disasters

Washington, DC: CDC reports - If anyone can speak firsthand about the significant rise in e-cigarette use by kids, teens, and young adults, it’s someone who works with them every day. Lauren W., a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, often hears her students talking about using e-cigarettes. But when it comes to the dangers of nicotine and addiction for young people, she does not believe they really understand how dangerous e-cigarettes are for their health. “I talk to them about the risks all the time,” she says, “and those talks reveal that they have never really thought about it.” As someone…
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Water Disasters – Cancer-Linked Contaminants In Princeton’s Tap Water

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: PATCH .com Alexis Tarrazi reports - A new study found drinking water is often less safe than what the federal government may deem legal. Most Americans don't think twice about drinking a glass of water. A report released Wednesday, though, found more than 270 harmful contaminants in local drinking water across the nation, including in Princeton. The substances are linked to cancer, damage to the brain and nervous system, hormonal disruption, problems in pregnancy and other serious health conditions. The ... Share More:
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A ‘joy ride’ of a career: Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics for tackling big questions about the universe

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications Tom Garlinghouse reports Early in the morning on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Princeton physicist James Peebles got a call from Sweden. His first thought was, “When you receive a phone call that early in the morning, it’s usually something horrible — or it’s this!” The “this” turned out to be the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, and professor of physics, emeritus, had won the prize for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.” Peebles, who received his doctorate in physics from Princeton in 1962, shares the prize with…
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University dedicates marker addressing the complex legacy of Woodrow Wilson

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications Denise Valenti reports Rising 39 feet above Scudder Plaza and standing adjacent to Robertson Hall, the home of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations, “Double Sights,” a marker that addresses Wilson’s complex legacy, was dedicated Saturday, Oct. 5. Designed by 2019 MacArthur Fellow and Gish Prize winner Walter Hood, the installation is intended as a “stimulus to reflection and an invitation to dialogue,” said University President Christopher L. Eisgruber. “It is disruptive by design,” Eisgruber said. “‘Double Sights’ exposes the profound contradictions in Wilson’s life and character,…
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