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US DEPT of ENERGY – A Meeting of Young Minds. Teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds …

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US DOE PPPL Jeanne Jackson DeVoe reports New Jersey Regional Science Bowl comes to PPPL Feb. 21 - 22 Local rivals among state-wide competitors for championship. Like most teams preparing for a big competition, the 16 middle school teams and 32 high school teams coming to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Feb. 21 and 22 are drilling their hardest, discussing strategy, and getting pep talks from their coaches. But these teams aren’t preparing for a baseball or basketball championship, they are preparing for a fierce battle of the minds…
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University Students and Staff Returning from Coronavirus Infected China are asked to Self Quarantine

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports Important Update: On Sunday, Feb. 2, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH) provided new guidance to colleges and universities for managing students, faculty, and staff who have returned from mainland China in the last 14 days. The guidance applies to individuals who arrived in the prior to 5 pm February 2. Those who arrived after that time will receive advice about quarantine at the border. This new guidance provides criteria to assess the exposure risk of each individual, placing them into one of three risk categories: high, medium, or low.…
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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 University Eisgruber statement on sexual misconduct concerns and next steps for the campus community

Princeton University reports Earlier today, President Christopher L. Eisgruber met with a group of students to hear their concerns regarding the handling of sexual misconduct issues on campus.  Following the meeting, President Eisgruber released a statement outlining his perspective on how the community can address the relevant issues in a thoughtful, equitable and inclusive way. Statement from President Eisgruber: Over the last week, a group of Princeton students has conducted protests to express concerns about issues related to sexual misconduct cases on ; The damage done by sexual misconduct is ; We must address these harms through policies that are…
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PRINCETON STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts next month. This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the strongest and most costly hurricanes to hit the United States from the Atlantic Ocean.  That destructive storm devastated the…
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Juan Maldacena Receives Galileo Galilei Medal

Princeton, NJ: Institute for Advanced Study reports - Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute. The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.” The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence. The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school users. million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018 “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield,…
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