NYU-Poly in the Media

Suneris cofounder named TED Fellow as medical company opens new space

Joe Landolina was recently named to the 20-person TEDGlobal Fellows class of 2014. The 21-year-old entrepreneur invented Veti-Gel while still in college at NYU. We previously covered his company, Suneris, which he cofounded with Isaac Miller, in October. It’s a gel that can be applied to a...

Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals -- particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. An article in the current issue of the journal ChemBioChem outlines the...

New Protection Scheme Makes Weak Passwords Virtually Uncrackable

A team of researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering say they have found a way to help organizations better protect passwords. Using an open-source password protection scheme they dubbed PolyPasswordHasher, the researchers believe they can make it much more difficult...

The Cost Of Bad Drafting

"With the 1st pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Portland Trailblazers select Michael Conley from Fayettville, Arkansas, and Ohio State University.” This is how former hedge fund manager Philip Maymin, Ph.D., thinks the 2007 NBA Draft should’ve gone. Instead, the Trail Blazers...

Could An eBay Flaw Reveal Customer Data?

According to a recent report by two New York University researchers, a loophole within eBay could expose details about sensitive customer purchases, such as at-home medical tests. Specifically, the potential problem is with eBay’s “Feedback as a Buyer” page, where sellers can...

NSA targets college students to fill cyber professionals shortage

In response to a shortage of cyber professionals in the U.S., the National Security Agency is reaching out to a younger crowd: college students. Beginning in 2012, the NSA started its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program at select universities across the nation to...

Latest eBay Data Breach Shows Deeper Security Concerns Than Reported

In May the company's systems were compromised by hackers exposing some information of nearly 150 million eBay users. The company asked all its customers to reset their passwords, but stressed that no financial data -- such as credit card numbers -- had been breached. Now buyers and sellers...

New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

Let's think about how we think. However, rather than dive into brain science or psychological models, I will simply ask you to look around your desk. What do you see? Are the most recently used or most important objects closest to you? Are certain items next to one another to remind you to do...

The Squink “personal factory” 3D-prints and assembles circuit boards in minutes

Household 3D-printers are convenient, fabricating all manner of necessary knick-knacks from broken shower curtain rings to toothpaste tube rollers. A team of engineers from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering decided there was a need to impart this same manner of convenience into the world of...

Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy

The team at BotFactory have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their prize endeavor, Squink, to bring it to life. The team behind Squink started out with the question, what if making circuit boards were easy? This is a personal electronic circuit factory, and "its purpose is to make circuit...