Nikhil Gupta—Inspired to ask questions and explore to improve life

To help create better safety helmets and other gear, Nikhil Gupta analyzes the way bones breaks and protective foams hold up under stress. (watch video...)

The Jail of the Future Looks...Nice?

If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you know that environment can manipulate behavior, encouraging you to stay out later or spend more money without realizing it. It's the same in prison: Depressing conditions and a draconian culture can encourage poor behavior, which leads to longer...

Local Vets Receive Crash Course in How to Make It as Entrepreneurs

NY1 VIDEO: Some local military veterans received a crash course this summer in how to make it in the civilian world as entrepreneurs. The program was so successful, it's likely to expand. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez reports. (Watch video...)

Why you should NEVER put your phone number on Facebook: Setting means anyone can find you using your digits

Facebook users may want to think twice before putting a phone number on their profile. The social network encourages anybody who uploads pictures from their mobile to add their number too. But if they do, it means anyone can potentially find their name, picture and location simply by typing this...

These Smart Cities Of The Future Were Designed By Smart Middle-School Students

This summer, while other seventh graders were playing Minecraft, one small group of middle school students built tiny cities in real life, complete with working smart cars, prototypes of universal Wi-Fi, and miniature working windmills. The Science of Smart Cities, a free four-week class at NYU...

Teaching Kids How to Build Smart Cities

Some New York middle-schoolers spent their summer vacation building models of smart cities, complete with futuristic cars and clean energy infrastructure. The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Science of Smart Cities program held its fourth annual expo last Friday, where the children showed off...

Lucky Few Join STEM Mission at City’s Space Camp

"Okay, we're about to get started on our final briefing." The 32 students enrolled at the Department of Education's Summer Space Camp at the New York City Center for Space Science Education turned to the front of the room, where Zohar Ris, the school's flight director (call...

On Yelp, Doctors Get Reviewed Like Restaurants — And It Rankles

Dental patients really don't like Western Dental. Not its Anaheim, Calif., clinic: "I hate this place!!!" one reviewer wrote on the rating site Yelp. Or one of its locations in Phoenix: "Learn from my terrible experience and stay far, far away." In fact, the chain of low-...

Fish are reckless when drunk, study finds

The effect of alcohol on humans is well-documented in academic research, anecdotal evidence and police reports, but what of the fish's inebriation I hear you cry? Fortunately, given there is now a study for just about everything, we have some answers, after a research team from NYU Polytechnic...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: How women are using social media to bust stereotypes and redirect the STEM conversation about gender

"I've been to war, I've had babies, and I'm a junior freelance web developer #ILookLikeAnEngineer." Krystyna Ewing hit the "tweet button" on this message at 7:12 p.m., August 3, and joined what's become a deluge of more that 32,000 tweets with that same hashtag....