NYU School of Engineering in the Media

Peering Inside the World Cup's Brazuca Ball (Op-Ed)

Since 1970, Adidas has been designing new soccer balls for every World Cup, many incorporating materials and technologies that were innovative advances for their time.

Black girls take on tech's diversity woes

 This past weekend, Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit that teaches coding to girls from underserved communities, hosted its first ever hackathon. "One of the biggest obstacles to black girls getting into tech is lack of exposure," said biotechnologist and engineer Kimberly Bryant, who...

Your Posture May Change Your Math Skills

Fear of math is real. In fact, psychologists now use the term “math anxiety” to describe the panic many people — particularly girls and women — have about doing math. On this week’s New Tech City, host Manoush Zomorodi plays a new video game that is being developed to...

Time Warner Cable's It Ain't Rocket Science

We go to Los Angeles, CA to check out the grand-daddy of Science fairs, talk to robot warrior champions in St. Louis, MO and check in with an engineer who has built a thrilling career designing roller coasters. (See Video Here)  

Poolesville High School students crack codes in international cybersecurity competition

Carolina Zarate and Umesh Padia still aren’t sure if their friend Chris Thompson got the birthday messages they sent him. When your friends are high school computer science whizzes, birthday wishes may not come in the form of a card, or an all-caps text. They’re encrypted on your...

China, South Korea commit to 5G leadership, while Japan and U.S. rely on private efforts

The governments of China and South Korea are being particularly aggressive in pursuing 5G development efforts, while Japan is taking an approach akin to that of the United States by relying more upon private companies to invest in the next-generation technologies. China and South Korea have set up...

Pleasures of the Text

In 2008, London’s Brick Lane began padding lampposts to prevent “walk-and-text” injuries, resulting. Naturally, the U.S. media ran with the story, so perfectly fitting the narrative of coddled socialists unable to navigate the hard realities of life. Of course, Americans are...

Here's What Happens When Fish Get Drunk

Let it be known: Humans are not the only ones whose egos are bolstered by booze. A recent study suggests the humble zebrafish becomes a more confident leader when intoxicated. How does one get a zebrafish drunk, you ask? A team of researchers led by Maurizio Porfiri, associate professor of...

Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

Science and technology enthusiasts are heading to Downtown Brooklyn this week for the return of the World Science Festival. Events are taking place for the third year at NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with other Brooklyn venues and across the city. At MetroTech...

Sober fish led by drunks

Earlier studies have found that a moderate dose of alcohol makes fish more active, while a higher dose has more of a sedative effect and slows them down. But Maurizio Porfiri, an associate professor at the New York University Polytechnic Institute of Engineering, wanted to see how drunk fish would...