One of the Strongest, Lightest Metals Ever Made Is Less Dense Than Water

Here's a block of metal that is so light, its density so low, that it floats on water. It can also withstand intense pressures and appears to be ideal to use to manufacture boats. There are, of course, several types of metals that float on water—but few of them are useful as an actual...

Who said Start-Up NY isn't working? Not this NYC health care startup

Dan Lambert's business inspiration came from watching his dad, a cardiologist, go through the difficult process of recertification. His idea: break up the exam, collect information from top medical schools like Harvard and Yale, and then sell it back to hospitals and doctors. He teamed up with...

Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82

In the late 1980s, Joseph W. Lechleider came up with a clever solution to a puzzling technical problem, making it possible to bring high-speed Internet service to millions of households. His idea earned him a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame as one of the fathers of the Internet service...

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming! Students at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering showed off their tech-whiz know-how at an exposition of the top innovation coming out of the institute on April 24. There was no obvious plan for world domination on display at the exposition, but at least one...

Image-recognition startup becomes 50th to graduate from NYU Poly

Clarifai, a startup that just a year ago consisted of one person in NYU Poly's Varick Street incubator and now comprises 11 people in the Flatiron district, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Union Square Ventures. The 18-month-old company, which develops image-recognition...

6 super science projects from NYU Engineering’s ‘Research Expo’

There’s some cool stuff getting made at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Lots of it was built with some sort of social mission as well, but across the board we saw a wide array of technical creativity on display at the school Friday, at its 2015 Research Expo, which featured...

Better Living Through Technology: Dispatches from the Connect Ability Hackathon

A young man sits on a stool at the front of a crowded room with a wire dangling from between his closed lips. In his mouth is Pallette, a device he and his members designed and built over the weekend for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge. His tongue controls the pointer on-screen projected...

How robots can help kids

Caeser the Humanoid Robot doesn’t look very human. He’s just a white plastic head with big googly eyes, horizontal blocks for eyebrows and a wire for a mouth. When a guy called Khaled meets Caeser he smiles. Ceaser smiles back. He frowns, Caeser’s eyebrows turn inwards and his...

3D Printed Robotic Fish Used for Studying Anxiety & Fear

Fish as pets are satisfying to us as we can create an entire ecosystem and watch them thrive under our nurturing. In the home, we can day in and day out study and explore these peaceful creatures on a superficial basis allowing them to offer us tranquility and meditation as they swim peacefully,...

How Robots Can Help Kids

Host 1: The New York University School of Engineering has developed technology designed to help kids with learning disabilities and medical problems. Host 2: Reporter Dasha Lisitsina went to an exhibition in Brooklyn to meet Caesar the Humanoid Robot, who mimics your facial expressions, and play...