Big boost for solar cell efficiency

Princeton researchers say they've found a cheap and simple way to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells.

Could synthetic biofuel replace crude oil?

The United States could do away with using crude oil altogether by using a combination of coal, natural gas and synthetic fuel made from non-food crops.

A new route to large-scale quantum computing

Princeton researchers have developed a new method that may allow the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.

Night lights used to track diseases

Satellite images of city lights can be used to monitor outbreaks of disease, says a team led by Princeton University.

Everyday weather getting more extreme, says team

Day-to-day weather conditions have become more erratic in the past generation, say Princeton University researchers, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more than a third of the planet.

Tiny flying carpet built in Princeton lab

It may be only a few inches across, it may fly rather low. But who cares - it's a real flying carpet.

'Air laser' allows remote detection of explosives

Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.