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2011-07-18 08:32:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine scanning a document in search of a specific word or phrase, knowing that missing even a single letter could have disastrous consequences. Now imagine that the document is rescanned a million times every second. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Such is the task facing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as they employ Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) -- a cybersecurity tactic aimed at intercepting malicious traffic...

2011-06-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David Miller, former Toronto mayor and leader of the group of the world's largest cities fighting climate change, has been named Future of Cities Global Fellow by Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) "We are delighted that David Miller is bringing his international expertise and leadership in city-building to NYU-Poly," NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin said in...

2011-06-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Chen wants to prevent future environmental disasters caused by oil spills, and thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) sophomore is one step closer. Chen is one of just 40 undergraduate students nationwide selected to receive the EPA's prestigious Greater Research Opportunity (GRO) Fellowship, which provides stipend and tuition funding for students' junior and senior...

2011-05-31 09:16:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sloan Consortium, a professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online learning into higher education, named Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Vice President of Enterprise Learning Robert N. Ubell among its 2011 Sloan-C Fellows. This is the third Sloan-C recognition for e-learning programs directed by Ubell, a noted author on the subject. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO)...

2011-05-25 10:59:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Undergraduate applications to Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) surged 26 percent for fall 2011, as the nation's second oldest private engineering school also increased applications from women, international students and states outside its region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) "This is the most qualified class we have ever had, and financial aid information tells us that we will continue our...

2011-05-19 09:01:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT), led by Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), ranked first among technology research centers in funding and second in the number of industry participants, according to a recent survey of centers funded by the National Science Foundation. The 2009-2010 data for WICAT included three other partner universities: University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State...

2011-05-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Clean Energy Connections event, Value of a Negawatt: Startups and the Energy Efficiency Boom, will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 7:00-9:00 PM at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street), New York, NY, 10014. Solar One and the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University will present the second event of their discussion series...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SyntheZyme, a sustainable chemical company founded by Richard Gross, the Herman F. Mark chair and professor of chemical and biological sciences at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has received a $475,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation. These competitive awards provide federal support for small, highly innovative technology businesses. (Logo:...

2011-05-10 11:30:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dustyn Roberts, a doctoral candidate at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly competitive award, which recognizes outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based degrees, provides recipients with a three-year tuition stipend along with research support funds and professional development opportunities. (Logo:...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two hundred fifty billion emails, 45 million Facebook posts and more than 50,000 hours of video make up just a portion of the data sent each day through Internet routers. Connected by a staggering network of fibers that crisscross the globe, these networks make high-speed, high-bandwidth communication possible. But what happens when one of those fibers is cut or a router fails to function? (Logo:...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin