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Zika Fix May be as Close as a Common Flower and a Pot of Boiling Water

Zika Fix May be as Close as a Common Flower and a Pot of Boiling Water

As half a million people head to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, there’s more hovering over the city than the usual pollution—it’s the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. As concern about the virus increases in the United States, researchers at NYU Tandon are experimenting with an altogether different solution to eliminate the Zika-carrying mosquito, one so clever and effective it could only have come from nature itself.

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  • Bright Lights, Big Games

    Bright Lights, Big Games

    While a must-see destination for tourists, its flashing bright lights, cacophony of traffic, and crowded sidewalks are enough to keep most New Yorkers far away from Times Square. However, a group of students from NYU MAGNET, in collaboration with Times Square Arts, drew natives and visitors alike to the heart of the hubbub with a series of enticing games.

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  • Professor Ergan Lays Foundation for Buildings that Will Respond to Human Emotions

    Professor Ergan Lays Foundation for Buildings that Will Respond to Human Emotions

    Someday buildings may sense how you feel and respond with subtle changes to lighting, color, and perhaps even structural features. Assistant Professor Semiha Ergan of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering is laying the groundwork with a unique program that explores not only how people feel about architectural spaces, but how their bodies and minds respond to them.

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