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Why Young Women Flock to This Engineering School

When Kyra-Lee Harry was applying to college, she set her sights on NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn partly because it offered a major in her chosen field: technology management. She had already shown an affinity for leadership, serving as one of New York City’s youngest-ever...

NYU: New York's Other Engineering School

Cornell Tech, New York's newest university, will celebrate the completion of its first three buildings this week. But just a few miles from its Roosevelt Island campus, a different kind of tech college grows in Brooklyn. New York University's Tandon School of Engineering will begin its move...

Natalia Adler: Building – and Using – Data Collaboratives to Help Children

Natalia Adler describes herself as a problem-solver, not a data scientist. When she came to work at UNICEF’s New York headquarters after seven years in Nicaragua and Mozambique, she joined the data research and policy division. ... One of her partners in this initiative is Stefaan G. Verhulst...

App Keeps 'Shoulder Surfers' From Spying on Your Password

Researchers have created a smartphone application to combat “shoulder-surfing”—when someone else looks over your shoulder as you enter your phone’s password or other private digits, potentially even gleaning vital financial or personal information. ... Nasir Memon, a...

Your Favorite Maker's Favorite Maker: 12 of Brooklyn's Finest

Last month we made a list of 10 Brooklyn makers you should know. After we made the list we emailed everyone on it and asked who their favorite makers are in the borough. One of the things that became clear is the overlap between designers and makers. Many of the people named as top makers also made...

Researchers Devise Microreactor to Study Formation of Methane Hydrate

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are using a novel means of studying how methane and water form methane hydrate that allows them to examine discrete steps in the process faster and more efficiently. NYU Tandon researchers led by Ryan Hartman, an assistant professor of...

The Optical Illusion That Could Protect Your Passcodes: Researchers Reveal Keypad That Looks Different If Someone Looks Over Your Shoulder

Have you ever been worried about a stranger looking  at what you're typing on your phone, or looking over your shoulder while you punch in your pin code at the ATM? If you have, a new app could help end your anxieties about 'shoulder-surfing.' The new technology, developed by NYU...

A Wireless Emulator for 5G Research

Beyond 4G wireless lies 5G: a new paradigm for communications based on high data rates, long battery life and low latency that will support much higher mobile device capacity and the internet of things. While standards for 5G deployment are still in development, some of the most promising...

NYU Wireless Researchers Build Emulator to Test 5G Networks

NYU Wireless teamed with the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) to build a wireless emulator for 5G systems. The emulator recreates both the wireless channel and the phased-array antennas. It can be used for transmitter and receiver devices so researchers can understand how...

Follow the Bitcoin to Find Victims of Human Trafficking

Researchers at New York University (NYU), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Diego say they have developed the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin. Their...