Four-Winged Flying Robot Drifts on Breezes Like an Airborne Jellyfish

It seems logical that if you're designing a flying robot, you might borrow a few ideas from Mother Nature's airborne repertoire. But researchers at NYU instead too their inspiration from under the sea for this unusual robotic craft that flies through the air the same way a jellyfish moves through the ocean. » 11/25/13 10:00am 11/25/13 10:00am

Here's What Happens When 40,000 College Students Realize They Can…

NYU recently sent out a seemingly innocuous e-mail to all of its students asking them to opt for paperless forms. People in college get those kinds of e-mails all the time! But when one student decided to ask his mom if he should enable the paperless forms, he accidentally triggered a method that allowed him (and every … » 11/27/12 7:40pm 11/27/12 7:40pm

This Is What Student-Made Facebook Alternative Diaspora Looks Like

You might remember Diaspora, that plucky Facebook rival, conceived by four NYU students, that actual prioritizes your privacy. As promised, they've released the project code, along with a tantalizing preview of how the site's going to look: familiar, but not. » 9/16/10 9:40am 9/16/10 9:40am

Diaspora: The Student-Made, Privacy-Respecting Facebook Alternative

As Facebook completes its Galactic Senate-to-Imperial Empire transformation, four enterprising NYU students thought the world could do with a social networking service that wouldn't treat your personal information like advertiser catnip. So they started building Diaspora. » 5/12/10 6:00pm 5/12/10 6:00pm