Dangers of Emotional Investing

A volatile market can trigger impulsive trading and result in a 4% annual loss. Eric Schurenberg interviews Phil Maymin assistant professor of finance and risk engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Will the Car of the Future Be Made from Coal Ash?

Could coal be the key to manufacturing lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles, including electric cars? It may seem counterintuitive to use coal to reduce a vehicle's fuel consumption, and thus its CO2 output. But one scientist at a New York technical school thinks he's found a way, and...

NYU-Poly Cuts Ribbon on New Center

According to the New York Egotist, March 11th marked the opening ceremony of the the NYU Polytechnic Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment (CITE). Funded by a $2 million state grant, the center aims to encourage students to build and play video games. State Senator Marten J. Golden...

Huge potential of fly ash

Composite metal foams that can replace solid aluminum and magnesium have the potential to keep millions of tons of toxic waste out of landfills while improving performance and lowering the cost of some automotive and consumer products. US researchers have reported the results of experiments...

Toxic Coal Byproduct Made Into Lighter, Stronger Metal Foams

A toxic byproduct from coal plants has been used by researchers to make metal foams that are just as strong as aluminum, but lighter. A team at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University used fly ash as an additive in metal foams designed to replace solid aluminum and magnesium in certain...

From toxic waste to green cars

Millions of tons of toxic waste could be kept out of landfills by using it to create lightweight composite metal foams for use in automotive and consumer products. More than 70 million tons of fly ash—a poisonous by-product of coal combustion—are produced by coal power plants in the U.S...

New Tech Uses Fly Ash to Decrease Vehicle Weight

Researchers have found a way to use fly ash – a byproduct of coal combustion – as an additive to create lightweight metal foams that could replace heavy aluminum and magnesium parts in automobiles. Nikhil Gupta, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Polytechnic...

NYU Poly Fellows and Teachers Use Robotics to Raise Grades

Fellows from the GK-12 project at NYU Polytechnic Institute and teachers at 18 elementary and middle schools in Brooklyn are involving students in a robotics program that is making a difference in math and science grades. The program at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young...

Brains, Ducks & Nuts Overall Winners at 2011 SAE Aero Design West!

The 2011 edition of the SAE Aero Design West competition was a windblown affair. Winds reaching 30 mph (26 Knots) were clocked at the Fort Worth Thunderbird Flying Field. Teams from Letourneau University (The Rubber Ducky) Regular Class, Polytechnic Institute of NYU (AeroNuts) Advanced Class and...

Using robots to help raise student grades

Looking to boost math and science? The answer may be letting robots take over. That's happening in more than a dozen public elementary and middle schools. In fact, 75 percent of the kids involved raised their overall grades by a half or full letter grade and 80 percent raised their math and...