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Stock Market Models Help NYU Researchers Predict Animal Behavior

In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects of animal behavior. Their work proposes an...

Biomedical Engineering Society Honors Professor Flamini

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) awarded New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Industry Assistant Professor Vittoria Flamini the 2014 BME  Innovation and Career Development Award for her work in the biomedical...

Researchers Develop New Model to Study Epidemics

For decades, scientists have been perfecting models of how contagions spread, but newly published research takes the first steps into building a model that includes the loop linking individual human behavior and the behavior of the epidemic itself....

Brooklyn Produces More "Brilliants"

Popular Science magazine today announced its annual “Brilliant 10” —a list of scientists under age 38 who are poised to revolutionize their fields. Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the...

More Than Bricks and Mortar

“Institutions are much more than bricks and mortar,” Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan said on September 8, at a gathering in honor of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s new faculty members. “They are also made of people...

Judging a Fish By Its Color: For Female Bluefin Killfish, Love is a Yellow Mate

There’s an old adage that warns against passing judgment based on appearance, but female bluefin killifish, like many animal species, apparently don’t share such human wisdom when choosing a mate. Researchers at the New York University...

Novel Computational Approach Aims to Improve Prosthetics and Aid Troops

Metabolic energy expenditure is a critical measure of human motion, and ascertaining detailed information about how the human body moves can result in a wide array of scientific, clinical, and engineering applications. These include exoskeletons...

A Safer, Cheaper Way to Track Defects in Aircraft Structures

It’s important for engineers to closely monitor the safety and durability of the composite materials used in aircraft and spacecraft, which are subject to myriad physical stresses. An aircraft flying at 30,000 feet or a spacecraft in orbit are...

New Book on Syntactic Foams Co-Edited by Nikhil Gupta

Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams: Processing, Microstructure, Properties and Applications Edited by Nikhil Gupta and Pradeep K. Rohatgi DEStech Publications, Inc., 2014 ISBN: 978-1-932078-83-1 Focusing on a specialized type of composite foam material...

Sophomores Take on Upper Classes at NASA Lunar Robot Competition

You may never have given much thought to regolith, the layer of powdery substance that covers virtually the entire surface of the moon, much of Mars, and some asteroids—unless, that is, you work for NASA or happen to be an engineering student...