Tax Philanthropists: The Rich Who Give to the Government

Warren Buffett says rich people like him should pay more taxes. Senator Mitch McConnell said if Buffett wanted to pay more, all he had to do was “send in a check.” The “send in a check” argument, however, isn’t quite as simple as it seems. As Buffett recently pointed...

Buffett-Rule Charity Flops When Put to Test: Philip Maymin

Warren Buffett’s suggestion that the rich should pay more in taxes was greeted in some quarters with the response that he was free to do so at any time. This piqued my curiosity to find out if anyone had done so. It’s not such an outlandish suggestion. Since 1843, the U.S. government...

New website helps ‘Missed Connections’ find each other

Brooklyn’s version of Cupid uses e-mails instead of arrows. Luke DuBois, a digital media whiz at NYU-Poly, has created a website that tries to reunite the lonely hearts using Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” personals by matching descriptive words from their ads. “...

F.B.I. Admits Hacker Group’s Eavesdropping

WASHINGTON — The international hackers group known as Anonymous turned the tables on the F.B.I. by listening in on a conference call last month between the bureau, Scotland Yard and other foreign police agencies about their joint investigation of the group and its allies. Anonymous posted a...

Text, reply, now occupy

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to live on through virtual reconstructions on smartphone browsers.  Behind this technology known as Augmented Reality is NYU-Poly professor Mark Skwarek, who developed the first and one of the most used virtual applications last October. Since...

Jackson recognized for commitment to scientific research

Gallatin and NYU-Poly professor Myles Jackson was recognized last month for his commitment to research in biology and technology.  Jackson, who joined NYU in 2007, has been honored as a new member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, an international association of scientists...

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...