NYU School of Engineering in the Media

5G Networking: The Definitive Guide

One, two, three and to the four… From the first mobile phone to 4G LTE, the telecommunications industry has changed plenty in just a few decades. We've jumped four G's, or generations, in about as long as it took for Snoop Dogg to become Snoop Lion. Now the market is poised to break...

Watch this talk on what Big Data is revealing about the world’s trickiest diseases

If you learned about cystic fibrosis during biology class in high school, it was probably described as an inevitable condition of those whose genes included a specific set of mutations. It was thought to be inevitable because no one had ever found anyone with those mutations that didn’t have...

Engineering The Strongest Foam in the World

As we race into the future of space travel, electric cars, and high impact sports, some of our biggest challenges are not actually how we design our future modes of transportation but what we actually build them with. It’s a brave new world, and with a new world, we need new materials. Unlike...

Researchers Are Studying the Things People Fiddle With at Their Desks

If you are reading this at work, chances are you are employed at a think-y kind of job, one that doesn't require much physical movement beyond tapping on a keyboard or moving around a mouse. And yet, as you engage in creative thinking, you likely do so while moving around: fiddling with your...

REACHING INTO THE IONOSPHERE TO TALK TO SUBMARINES AND SAVE SATELLITES

Very low frequency (VLF) waves—3 kHz to 30 kHz—have numerous practical applications. They can penetrate deep into sea water, making it possible to communicate with submarines, and can clean up anomalous doses of radiation that can disable or shorten the life of expensive satellite...

How do you fidget? Do tell…

New York – An engineer wants to help you find the perfect object to facilitate your office fidgeting – but he needs your help. Are you a pen clicker, a finger drummer, or a squiggle doodler? Or maybe your tastes are more … singular. Maybe your desk toy of choice is unlike any...

VCs are in search of the next Airbnb

Winning a place at one of New York City's elite startup accelerators is like getting accepted to Harvard or Yale—and many entrepreneurs go all-out to secure what can be a powerful calling card. But, with startup hubs multiplying, even the most prestigious facilities now must work overtime...

Manhole Covers Go 'Boom'

Exploding manhole covers is pretty common in the city in the winter -- in fact, in the first week of February, there were hundreds of explosions. Francisco de Leon, associate professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and Michael...

Bitcoin Still above $250

Luqin Wang and Yong Liu, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, have come up with a paper on the evolution of Bitcoin mining. Their work tackles various aspects of how Bitcoin miners have changed over the life of the network. In a subsection on solo miners, we can read: We now...

Science Finally Explains Why Coffee Spills More Easily Than Beer

The research on why foamy liquid (such as beer or latte) is less likely to slosh out of a cup than non-foamy liquid (such as black coffee), has now been formally published. The study is:“Damping of liquid sloshing by foams,” A. Sauret, F. Boulogne, J. Cappello,Emilie Dressaire and H.A....