NYU School of Engineering in the Media

When to Buy or Sell? Don’t Trust Your Instincts

ANYONE watching television commercials could easily conclude that trading stocks is something a baby can do from a crib. But new research into 17 years of call records at a boutique investment adviser shows that the baby in all of us is likely to buy or sell at the worst possible time. Philip Z....

Brooklyn Schoolkids Do the Robot

What happens when you mix young engineers, teachers, students and robots in a Brooklyn classroom? "A whole bunch of magic," says Marilyn Gelber, president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. The foundation is giving a $500,000 grant to expand a program that invites engineering students into serve...

NYU-Poly professor brings robots to kids

For most kids robots are reserved for the big screen. But Dr. Lester Young, Jr., is trying to change that. Young helped create the Central Brooklyn Robotics Initiative in 2007, which partnered with NYU-Poly's robotics program to provide opportunities in science and technology for underprivileged K-...

Robot Fish Can Trick the Real Thing

Scientists have long turned to nature for inspiration and innovation. From unlocking the secrets of spider silk to create super-strong materials to taking hints from geckos for new adhesives, clues from the natural world often lead to advances in our practical world. But the relationship between...

Underdog’s Feat Is Inspiration for Cricket’s Dreamers

Editor’s note: members of NYU-Poly’s cricket team are the “cricket dreamers” in a New York Times article that follows them as they watch the Cricket World Cup. Excerpts follow.   Ireland beat England. This delicious upset last Wednesday has been the highlight of the Cricket World Cup, at least...

SeedStart Media 2011 Launches Summer Startup Program for Digital Media Entrepreneurs

SeedStart Media 2011, a summer program for the most innovative startup companies in digital content, e-commerce, ad infrastructure and mobile technology announced that it will begin accepting applications today. The Program will link entrepreneurs with largest media, advertising and technology...

Fish and microchips. It swims, it guides, it looks just like a fish -- a new undersea robot tips its scales in favour of science.

Maurizio Porfiri updates his research on robotic fish and talks about his work with children at the New York Aquarium on Canada’s public radio. Go to 14:00 on section 3 Wednesday, March 2. Listen to CBCradio

"Real City" Celebrates Lesser Known Locals

A temporary installation has lit up the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge, courtesy of Carl Skelton, NYU-Poly’s Brooklyn Experimental Media Center director and assistant professor of digital media. He's projecting the name, date of birth and birthplace of some of the everyday people who helped...

Manhattan Bridge Video Installation Celebrates NYC’s Diversity

Artist Carl Skelton [of NYU-Poly] has created a new temporary video installation which is projected on the colonnade of NYC’s Manhattan Bridge. The piece titled Ultratope 1: Real City pays tribute to everyday New Yorkers both past and present who’s diversity has helped define the character of the...

Researchers Identify Microscopic Bone Fractures Following High-speed Collisions

When two professional football players collide at full speed, it has been compared to experiencing a head-on car collision at 30 miles per hour. Even with all their padding, players still break bones and wear down over time. It turns out that the speed of the collision is not just bone-breaking on...