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Academic Publisher Appoints Kurt Becker to Editor Positions

Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global scientific, technical, and medical publisher, has selected Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Kurt H. Becker for two...

Understanding Collective Animal Behavior May Be in the Eye of the Computer

No machine is better at recognizing patterns in nature than the human brain. It takes mere seconds to recognize the order in a flock of birds flying in formation, schooling fish, or an army of a million marching ants. But computer analyses of...

Robotic Fish Research Swims into New Ethorobotics Waters

Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have published findings that further illuminate the emerging field of ethorobotics — the study of bioinspired robots interacting with live animal counterparts. Maurizio...

Learning to Fight the Modern Fire in a Modern Way

Until this week, revolutionary firefighting research faced a hurdle higher than the scientific discoveries themselves: How to inform the nation’s 1.1 million firefighters – 70 percent of whom are part-time volunteers – about...

Brooklyn Atlantis: A Robot Captures Life, Litter in the Gowanus With the Help of Citizen Scientists

As Maurizio Porfiri and Oded Nov lowered their submersible robot, Brooklyn Atlantis 1, into the water, the two professors and their four students, Jarred Humphrey, Vladislav Kopman, Jeffrey Laut, and William Quigley, held their breaths. It wasn...

Nikhil Gupta Explains the Science Behind Helmet Safety at the 2012 Olympics

This summer, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will make an appearance of sorts at the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Nikhil Gupta, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. NBC Learn and the...

The Future is Now: Innovation Square Comes to NYU-Poly

“Once you give them something fun, people embrace it,” Larry O’Gorman, the Bell Labs project manager of Brooklyn Blooms, a research collaboration with NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab, explained to a group of onlookers gathered around...

Zebrafish Like their Robots Striped, Female and Fertile

A team of scientists and engineers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) reports significant progress in devising methods for leading live fish away from oil spills and other aquatic dangers using a species-specific robotic fish...

New York City Teachers to Get Schooled in Engineering, Taste Life in Silicon Alley

New York City public school teachers will jockey for just 12 slots next year in a highly competitive summer program at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) — one that allows them to experience the thrills of technology...

Robotic Surf and Turf: Land and Aquatic Robots Show Students the Power of Engineering

A mobile application that makes controlling a robot as simple as speaking into an iPhone is one of only 16 research projects chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its exhibit at the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival. This is the...