NYU-Poly in the Media

How a password manager can help you stay more secure online

With so many major retailers and social media sites falling victim to hacking, it seems more important than ever before to protect your personal data online. However, many computer users use the same passwords to login to multiple websites -- a big mistake, according to security experts. One simple...

Suneris found its biomedical manufacturing facility on Craigslist

Suneris, the biotech company founded by a couple of NYU Poly undergrads, found its new research, manufacturing and office space on Craigslist. It’s a former woodshop on the second floor of a commercial building on the north end of Sunset Park. The small team did most of the work to rehab the...

After NYU Poly program, middle schoolers showcase their ‘smart cities’

Aarti Patel, a precocious rising seventh-grader at MS 67 in Queens gestured to the Lego city laid out before her. “It’s mostly powered by solar, but it’s backed up by hydro power,” she explained. Patel was one of about 40 students from New York’s outer boroughs manning...

BotFactory’s ‘Squink’ brings 3D printing to circuit prototyping [crowdfunding]

In future iterations, BotFactory believes it can 3D-print multi-layered surface-mounted circuit boards, like what’s inside your cell phone. That’s not going to be possible with the first generation of its desktop circuit board printer and assembler, Squink, but BotFactory has been doing...

AT&T & NYU Poly’s Connected Intersections Challenge #WearableWednesday

Smart phones are increasingly the common denominator among pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers on NYC’s crowded streets. Create technology to connect those in traffic and keep pedestrians safe and alert. Building on national efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving...

Summer of science: City schools team with local colleges for STEM programs

For these city kids, it’s the summer of STEM. As interest in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM — heats up in classrooms across the Big Apple and nationwide, local colleges are giving younger students a shot at a high-tech higher education. Public schools...

BK middle school students build model cities of the future

Brooklyn students are coming up with ideas for cleaner and greener living by designing and building cities of the future. A total of 54 local middle school students have created models of eco-friendly neighborhoods. They came up with the designs and equipped the cities to save energy with things...

Kids Design Models Of Future Cities With Help From NYU

Young students are putting their minds to the test by designing model cities that are more livable, efficient and sustainable. As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported Friday, 54 middle schoolers are part of the Science of Smart Cities Program. Their task? Create more resilient cities. “It...

Proteins Could 'Detox" Pesticides and Sarin Gas

Scientists are developing a way to prevent brain damage among people exposed to poisonous chemicals found in pesticides and chemical weapons. The work, published in the journal ChemBioChem, centers on proteins called phosphotriesterases, which degrade chemicals in a class known as organophosphates...

Navy's Secret to Building a Stealth Ship (Op-Ed)

The USS Zumwalt, the United States Navy's latest and largest destroyer, is a stark contrast to the ironclad ships of old. The gray angular deckhouse may bring back memories of Civil War-era battleships, but the technology of the deckhouse and what lies inside is anything but old-fashioned. The...