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NYU-Poly Expands at MetroTech

“Now that we have space at all corners of MetroTech, we might as well call it innovation square,” said NYU-Polytechnic President Jerry Hultin on Friday. He was speaking at the ribbon-cutting for 120,000 square feet of newly leased space at 2 MetroTech Center and 15 MetroTech Center....

Tough, light, inexpensive composite brake rotors could make their way to regular cars

Currently, brakes made from composite materials tend to be expensive, and as such mainly just find their way onto high-performance cars and motorcycles. That could be about to change, however. Researchers from Michigan-based materials company REL and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University...

NYU-Poly Opens New Facility In Downtown Brooklyn

City officials joined officials from NYU-Poly Friday to mark the opening of the Polytechnic Institute at the MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn. It's a 120,000-square-foot expansion featuring a new state of the art science and educational center. "We must keep ahead of this race in...

Pentagon-funded games would crowdsource weapons testing

The Pentagon plans to fork over $32 million to develop "fun to play" computer games that can refine the way weapons systems are tested to ensure they are free from software errors and security bugs, according to a Defense Department solicitation. The goal is to create puzzles that are...

Robots (and Their Human Overlords) Compete in Downtown Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — It was a day of robot guts and glory. The gym at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) was crawling with mechanical critters this past Saturday, as hundreds of students and their supporters gathered for the Brooklyn qualifier of the annual FIRST LEGO...

Robo-Learning and Making Science Fun

FIRST Robotics Competition from Chris Palmer on Vimeo. Custom-built robots buzzed across the crowded floor of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn on Saturday, as more than 350 elementary and middle school students packed the campus for the Brooklyn qualifying round of the...

Banks Unite to Battle Online Theft

Rising cybersecurity threats are pushing big banks to do something that doesn't come naturally for these secrecy-steeped institutions: share information with one another. This month, security officials from Wall Street financial firms, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., are...

Zuccotti Park Protest Lives on, in Augmented Reality App

Mark Skwarek, a faculty member and researcher-in-residence at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has re-built the encampment using an augmented reality application. The technology allows him to move the protest into spaces that have been restricted, for users to view on a mobile device....

NYU's Memon on Biometric Password Technology

Smartercities

Check out photos of NYU-Poly’s new DUMBO Incubator for digital media and tech startups, part of the City’s network of affordable workspaces, where they held an open house last week. Located at 20 Jay Street, the DUMBO Incubator offers more than 30 dedicated work stations and an equal...