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Robots, 3D Printers, Hyperloop Pod: New MakerSpace Opens at NYU Tandon

Computer engineering student Matt Cocca plugged a cable into a tabletop pneumatic piston. “This is a braking system for the Hyperloop pod,” he told this reporter. Cocca and his fellow engineering students are competing to design and build the best Hyperloop (a super-fast ground...

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets...

DOT’s Trottenberg Calls for NYC to ‘Think Big’ About Transportation

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the city has to “think bigger” about mass transit. She made the remark during her keynote address on Thursday at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmakers event. Trottenberg said officials should...

New Software Traces OSIRIS-REx’s Complex Route to Asteroid Bennu

A new software tracing the route of NASA's asteroid mission was recently previewed at the American Museum of Natural History's (AMNH) Hayden Planetarium. A simulation of the OSIRIS-REX spacecraft's planned orbit of asteroid Bennu was shown in a special presentation on Sept. 12. The...

These ‘Smart Cities’ Startups Wanna Move to Brooklyn

Brooklyn is flexing its “smart city” steez. Programs in the borough now offer resources to companies addressing how to improve cities, including Greenpoint’s Urban-X and the Urban Tech Hub at the Navy Yard’s New Lab. NYU Tandon’s city- and state-backed Urban Future Lab...

Teaching the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Each morning seems to bring new reports of hacks, privacy breaches, threats to national defense or our critical infrastructure and even shutdowns of hospitals. As the attacks become more sophisticated and more frequently perpetrated by nation-states and criminal syndicates, the shortage of...

Rockstar Professors & Mentors in Automotive Cybersecurity

For students and working professionals interested in automotive cybersecurity, it’s crucial to connect with the most experienced professors and researchers in the field, particularly for a discipline still in its infancy. Here are five leading mentors in this nascent industry: (See more...)

Journey to an Asteroid: 3D Software Plots OSIRIS-REx's Complete Route

New software, previewed last night (Sept. 12) here at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium, steps through every kink and curl in the complicated process of getting NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to its faraway asteroid, Bennu. The visualization, presented in the...

Teaching the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Each morning seems to bring new reports of hacks, privacy breaches, threats to national defense or our critical infrastructure and even shutdowns of hospitals. As the attacks become more sophisticated and more frequently perpetrated by nation-states and criminal syndicates, the shortage of...

20 Most Interesting People on Twitter Who Influence Future of Our Cities

When it comes to using mobile apps for getting around in our city, a recent article published by CityLab claims that almost "all movement in a major city now begins with a phone." Mobile apps that help us interact with cities and their services are part of a quickly expanding industry...