NYU-Poly in the Media

Investors, Entrepreneurs Can Learn More about Growing Clean Energy Businesses at NYU-Poly Forum Today

At a forum hosted today at Polytechnic Institute of New York University ( NYU-Poly), clean energy companies from across New York State will report on cutting-edge work they are doing to develop new products and services to improve energy efficiency in New York State and throughout the country. The...

College Incubators Learn How To Hatch Start-Ups

In the old days, crossing the campus gate meant entering a separate world, away from the hustle of life and business.But colleges as ivory towers are fast tumbling down. Many are helping to launch startups by creating business incubators. This makes them active participants in creating jobs and new...

Tracking the Value (at Least in Jobs) of Federal Research Spending.

More than five years ago, the then-White House science adviser, John H. Marburger III, asked researchers a seemingly simple question: Given the billions of tax dollars they get each year, why don't they have good data on the value of what they produce? That question may finally be getting answered...

Fish Play Follow-the-Leader With Robofish, to Save Them From Turbine Doom

Scientists have discovered  that real schools of real fish can be steered along by artificial robot fish. Weird. But the news has big implications for green power  production. NYU-Poly's  Dynamical Systems Laboratory, using the scientific thinking of Dr. Maurizio Porfiri, have been...

Dr.Porfiri explains Robot Fish on CNN.

Focus on Germany

FANCY investigating biodiversity in Brazil? Hanging with the high-tech crowd in Tokyo, or forming a spin-off in the States? If these spark your interest, you might want to consider heading to Germany. That's because Germany is in the process of setting up a network of "Houses of Science and...

What Motivates Volunteer Computing Contributors? It Depends

What motivates people to contribute to "volunteer computing" projects such as Wikipedia, SETI@home and Galaxy Zoo? The factors that drive participation depend in large part on the endeavors themselves, says Oded Nov, assistant professor in the Department of Technology Management at the Polytechnic...

Robot Fish Take Over Schools, Lead Real Fish To Safety

A researcher in New York is building fish robots that infiltrate schools of fish and take them over. The cyberfish could be used to lead fish away from unsafe underwater turbines or other hazards. The same mathematical models that drive them could conceivably be used to lure birds to new wintering...

Rentricity Launches Innovative Energy Recovery Program for New York Water Utilities

Rentricity, a New York-based renewable energy company, today announced a new initiative to provide municipalities with a free assessment of their potential to generate clean, renewable electricity through municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. Rentricity’s hydrokinetic energy recovery...

Flash Gordon (NYU-Poly) strikes again ! Helps USA win!

Adrian Gordon (NYU-Poly) struck early today, clean bowling one of the Bahamas’ openers, in his first over. This was an early setback for Bahamas,chasing USA ’s 307 . Gordon later bowled another Bahamas’ batsman to finish with 2 wickets for 25 runs off 5.4 overs. Bahamas was all out for 192 in 47.4...