NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Improving Armor, Helmets and Diagnosis

Materials scientists at NYU-Poly and NYU found that foam used in helmets and body armor can cause as much injury as hard material when under high loads such as sharp impacts or shock waves from explosives.  In a counter-intuitive finding, scientists at New York University (NYU) and Polytechnic...

$2M Renovation Projects Kick Off NYU-Poly’s ‘Exciting Changes’

To jump-start the campus transformation at Polytechnic Institute of NYU (better known locally as NYU-Poly), and to signal “exciting changes to come,” two renovation projects are underway at the Downtown Brooklyn campus, the Brooklyn Eagle has learned. Dubbed Project 2010, the $2 million “starter”...

How to build a career in cloud computing

 In the six years Drew Garner has worked in IT for Concur Technologies, his responsibilities have morphed along with the fast-growing provider of on-demand employee spend management services. Hired as a network manager, with a background in information security consulting, he quickly added...

Innovation Generation Grants: 2010 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2010 grant recipients of the Motorola Foundation’s signature Innovation Generation program, which provides more than $7.5 million to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. ... Innovation Generation GrantsSupport targeted...

Robots That Swim With The Fishes, Intentionally-Audio

Based on mathematical models of the movement of fish, Maurizio Porfiri, engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, built a robofish. When Porfiri let the robot go for a dip in the lab pool, the real fish started to mill about the robot and even follow it around

A Robot That Swims With The Fishes-Video

Based on mathematical models of the movement of fish, Maurizio Porfiri, an engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, designed a robotic fish. When Porfiri puts the robofish in the lab pool with real fish, the minnows (golden shiners and giant danios) will mill about the robot and even...

The Rush to Hedge Against Black Swan Events

Wall Street's hottest new product is fear. Pimco, Deutsche Bank (DB), and Citigroup (C) are among firms offering clients protection against "long-tail" risks-extreme market moves that Wall Street's financial models fail to anticipate. In what Morgan Stanley strategists say is an indication that...

A leader they can believe in

Growing up in Rome, Maurizio Porfiri often frequented zoos and aquariums, where he observed the collective behaviour of everything from ants to birds. “To me,” he says, “the fascinating part was animal personality.” And as a science-fiction fan-he enjoyed the work of Philip K. Dick, who wrote Do...

City's first biz incubator hatches first chicks

Five startups are set to “graduate” from Varick Street center and move on to the real world. Another 30 or so launches are bustling away as the city's earliest experiment in entrepreneurial development celebrates its first anniversary. Break out the birthday candle: The city's Varick Street...

Dr. Porfiri explains Robot Fish on Reuters