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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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Prosecutor’s Detectives Arrest Princeton Man for Sharing Child Pornography Online

OFFICE OF THE MERCER COUNTY PROSECUTOR reports A 24-year-old Princeton man was arrested on Tuesday for sharing child pornography on the internet, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported. Jose Donis-Siguil was arrested by Mercer County Prosecutor’s Detectives Charles Antinoro and Ryan Minnick at his residence on Witherspoon Street on Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, both second-degree crimes, and lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing. Detectives Antinoro and Minnick are assigned to the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. They initiated an investigation…
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