NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Competition Pits Tech Developers Against Disability Challenges

There are just a few weeks of tinkering to go for some Philadelphia-area developers competing in a worldwide $100,000 challenge. Their goal is to come up with technology to empower people with disabilities. Think of Paul Kotler as Steve Jobs when it comes to this contest: he’s the idea man....

Even Tiny Updates to Tech Can Be Obstacles for the Disabled

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed 25 years ago, it was intended to usher in a new age of accessibility. It promised recourse from discrimination in employment, transportation and communication—in other words, greater access to the physical world. Since then, the world has...

The changing relationship between celebrities and art

It used to be easy to spot a celebrity - they were often film stars and their images were carefully controlled. But thanks to mobile technology and the internet, celebrities today can be created in a flash and disappear just as quickly. A new exhibition of 54 portraits opens today at the National...

Augusta Enters Into Agreement With New York University

Augusta Industries Inc. (the "Corporation") (AAO) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, FOX TEK Canada Inc. ("Fox Tek"), has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with the Office of Industrial Liaison at New York University ("NYU"),...

Local Colleges’ Valedictorians Make the Grade

It’s that time of year again when college students don their caps and gowns, move their tassels from right to left, and toss their hats high in the air in celebration of ended phase of their lives and moving onto the next. For these graduates at local universities, hard work has paid off in...

Metal composite floats on water

RESEARCHERS have created a new metal matrix composite so light that it floats on water while retaining its strength and heat resistance. The team, from Deep Springs Technology and the New York University (NYU) Polytechnic School of Engineering, made the composite from a magnesium alloy matrix...

NYU Researchers Develop Rugged Composite Lighter Than Water

A team of researchers from Deep Springs Technology (DST) and the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have developed the first lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam. The matrix composite, made with a magnesium alloy and silicon carbide hollow spheres, can float on water and withstand thousands...

Artists take residence in Times Square

When people imagine an artist residency, they usually picture an idyllic, isolated studio in the woods. A new programme in Times Square offers artists a very different setting for creative contemplation: one of the world’s most famous—and crowded—tourist attractions. The year-long...

The metal that can float on water: Radical new material could lead to 'indestructible' warships and ultralight cars

Researchers have demonstrated a new type of metal so light it can float on water. The radical new material, called a metal matrix composite, was developed with the US Army. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. The radical new material, called a...

Unsinkable boats now closer to reality

Boats of the future may not sink despite damage to their structure, thanks to a new light weight composite material developed by researchers from Deep Springs Technology ( DST) and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, including one of Indian-origin. Researchers said a boat...