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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lasts All Year Long at Tandon

According to the calendar, it’s time to honor National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but here at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, we focus on cybersecurity every single day of the year. By developing ways to make...

Researchers Find a Strong Candidate for Bone-Friendly Implants in Heat-Tempered Magnesium Alloy

BROOKLYN, New York – Titanium is the preferred material for surgical fixation procedures ranging from knee replacement to jaw implants. However, since this super-strong metal is not absorbed by the body over time, it can cause complications...

Researchers Show How Syntactic Foams can be Produced for Cars and Consumer Goods

Syntactic foams — strong, exceptionally light materials made of plastic perfused with hollow microspheres — are used in everything from buoys and boat hulls to soccer balls and solid rocket boosters. Because they weigh less than molded...

Understanding the Immune System on a Nano-scale

Gaining a better understanding of immune cells allows physicians to more effectively diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases. Their complexity and sheer number make studying immune cells a difficult challenge, however.  Recently,...

Teachers and Students Expand Their Robotics Skills Together in New K-12 STEM Program

When imagining a typical high school classroom, one pictures a teacher at the head of the class teaching while the students are dutifully taking notes and (presumably) learning. Not the case at a new K-12 STEM education program at the NYU Tandon...

Researchers Pair Robotics and Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships

BROOKLYN, New York – With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey...

From the Gowanus Canal to Esteemed Startup Accelerator

Manifold Robotics — the brainchild of Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Maurizio Porfiri and postdoctoral researcher Jeffrey Laut — was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Cleantech Open Northeast 2017...

To Mars and Beyond: NYU Tandon and partners selected as new hub for VR/AR in NYC

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen may have thought she was just coming to Brooklyn, but her visit to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering took her all the way to Mars and back. Mark Skwarek, Lecturer of Integrated...

A Generous New Fellowship Program Feeds the High-Tech Talent Pipeline from Brooklyn to Farmingdale

“The first time I heard about the School of Engineering, which was known as Poly back then, was from my father, who had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering there,” Kevin McSweeney, recalls....

How to Prevent 3D Printing Hacks? Install Secret Flaws and Share the Decoder Ring

BROOKLYN, New York – Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is growing fast. Worldwide, the AM market grew nearly 26 percent to more than $5 billion last year, versus 2015, and another 17.4 percent this year versus last. The...