NYU School of Engineering in the Media

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...

Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

"My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school's mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the lowest possible cost. He wanted to create responsible citizens to be able to give back to society," Principal Philippe Beauliere told me on my 21st...

Robots infiltrate fish schools, garner followers

Are fish smart enough to tell the difference between real fish and replicant fish? Apparently not. Researcher Maurizio Porfiri is developing robot swimmers that can interact with schools of fish and even lead them around. You might think Porfiri, an engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of...