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2012-01-17 10:14:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and Michigan-based REL, Inc., are creating a next-generation aluminum composite brake rotor potentially weighing 60 percent less than today's cast iron rotors with triple the life expectancy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Due to expense, today's composite brakes have been reserved for motorcycles, race cars and...

2012-01-13 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn will be the borough of robots this Saturday, January 14, as more than 400 elementary and middle school students and their teachers gather at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) for the fast and furious qualifying round of the annual FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) FLL is one of four robotics programs offered by FIRST® (For Inspiration...

2011-12-15 10:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) announced today they have appointed Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, 51, to lead a new initiative in wireless communications engineering and research. Rappaport, currently the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), is a leading educator and entrepreneur who founded two well-known academic research programs at...

2011-11-22 09:35:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentricity, one of the original start-up companies in the New York Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE) cleantech support system, has been named a Later Stage Global Top 10 greentech company - chosen from a field of 4,000. The award by the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) also named Rentricity as the winner of the "Best of Water" category for 2011. (Logo:...

2011-11-14 14:51:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, the campus of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) transformed into the epicenter of future protectors of smart infrastructure, cyber banking, national security and digital privacy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Nearly 200 student finalists - winnowed from more than 1,000 in the elimination rounds - competed in the finals of the 8th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), joined...

2011-11-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapping into the human brain to understand its functions in daily life -- as well as its malfunctions in illness -- has long been a challenge for researchers. Mapping brain activity requires unwieldy, invasive arrays of electrodes and sensors that can damage tissue while only reading activity in a limited area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) tomorrow will recognize the cyber security virtual master's degree of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) as the nation's "Outstanding Online Program." The award will be conferred at Sloan-C's 17th Annual International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Fla. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO</font> ) Sloan-C is the...

2011-11-08 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New design techniques to protect vulnerable hardware from malicious manufacturing flaws have been developed by researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and the University of Connecticut with some help from the crowd. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Ramesh Karri, NYU-Poly professor of electrical and computer engineering, explains that most engineers design systems under the assumption that...

2011-11-07 10:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber security is capturing the attention of a growing number of high school students, judging by the record participation in Polytechnic Institute of New York University's annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) challenges. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) More than 150 high school teams competed in the preliminary rounds of the CSAW High School Cyber Forensics Challenge that will culminate this Friday, Nov. 11,...

2011-11-04 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will open the doors to its Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) to all students interested in digital privacy and security - not just the so-called "cyber ninjas" who qualified as national finalists in feats of digital forensics, ethical hacking and research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) The eighth annual CSAW finals - joined for the first...