NYU School of Engineering in the Media

BK middle school students build model cities of the future

Brooklyn students are coming up with ideas for cleaner and greener living by designing and building cities of the future. A total of 54 local middle school students have created models of eco-friendly neighborhoods. They came up with the designs and equipped the cities to save energy with things...

Kids Design Models Of Future Cities With Help From NYU

Young students are putting their minds to the test by designing model cities that are more livable, efficient and sustainable. As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported Friday, 54 middle schoolers are part of the Science of Smart Cities Program. Their task? Create more resilient cities. “It...

Proteins Could 'Detox" Pesticides and Sarin Gas

Scientists are developing a way to prevent brain damage among people exposed to poisonous chemicals found in pesticides and chemical weapons. The work, published in the journal ChemBioChem, centers on proteins called phosphotriesterases, which degrade chemicals in a class known as organophosphates...

Navy's Secret to Building a Stealth Ship (Op-Ed)

The USS Zumwalt, the United States Navy's latest and largest destroyer, is a stark contrast to the ironclad ships of old. The gray angular deckhouse may bring back memories of Civil War-era battleships, but the technology of the deckhouse and what lies inside is anything but old-fashioned. The...

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...