NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Physicists Explain Why Coffee Is More Prone to Spills Than Beer

Coffee simply does not like to stay in place. Restaurant servers soon learn to pour coffee at the table or to carry the poured cup and saucer separately, lest they wind up with a half-empty coffee cup sitting in a pool of spilled liquid.  Beer, however, presents no such challenge. Servers...

Declining Walkability Plays a Big Role in China's Obesity Problem

In China’s rapidly changing urban landscape, the Chinese middle class may be bearing the greatest burden when it comes to the connection between the way their cities are being built and rates of obesity, a new study suggests. A paper recently published in the journal Preventive Medicine...

New York City Hangs Up Pay Phones, Plans ‘LinkNYC’ Digital Hubs

The New York City pay phone is getting a high-tech replacement next year. Dubbed “LinkNYC,” a network of devices will provide free wireless Internet throughout much of the five boroughs as well as free domestic calls and the opportunity to video chat from the street. Mayor Bill de...

R. Luke DuBois

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, conceptual artist and an associate professor at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. His art and his teaching focus on the visualization of data. READING “Art is a Problem,” by the curator and critic Joshua Decter. It’s an...

Want $1 Million From Google? Just Win the Super Bowl of Computing

Football has the Super Bowl. Baseball, the World Series. The computer world has something of its own: it’s called the Turing Award, and it’s the ultimate showdown of computing skills and vision. Now, future winners have more than fame to look forward to: Google just upped the grand...

Student Competitors Face Off at NYU-Poly Cyber Security Week

Hackers unite! At CSAW that is. New York University Polytechnic's School of Engineering will be hosting eight separate security events this week in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference (CSAW). Hundreds of college and high school students will converge at the campus starting...

How the Stock Market Could Save a Bunch of Fish

We turn to animals—bears and bulls—to describe the stock market, but researchers at NYU found that the best way to describe the motion of zebrafish was to borrow some knowledge from the stock market. As Motherboard's Derek Mead described, the zebrafish has become “biology'...

Fish’n’Robots: Not a Take-Out Food

Clean Start program gives students leg up in tech industry

NYU recently announced its new Clean Start program, which will provide 15 people with training and networking opportunities to help them launch a career in the energy industry. The certificate program*, which was unveiled on Oct. 29, is sponsored jointly by the Center for Global Affairs at the...

NYC to Host World Cup for Problem-Solving Startups This Month

From standing out on Kicktarter to vying for VC, startups have to work so hard to get noticed that you could call the whole tech industry a competition. On November 20, NYC will host a literal startup competition — Challenge Cup 2015, wherein startups focused on solving some of the world...