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NYU researchers ID process producing neuronal diversity in fruit flies' visual system

New York University biologists have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the diversity of neurons that make up the visual system is generated. "Our research uncovers a process that dictates both timing and cell survival in order...Show More Summary

Semantic Web Jobs: NYU

New York University is looking for a Data Curator in New York, NY. The post states, “The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University seeks a Data Curator: an information scientist who will work with faculty, researchers, and students in applied urban science to acquire and organize data related to New York City. Show More Summary

A Gel That Can Stop Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds Gets Closer To Human Use

If you put the gel on skin, it will have the properties of skin. If you put it next to the liver, it will take on the properties of the liver. Joe Landolina was a 17-year-old recent arrival at New York University when he made a discovery that could save millions of lives. Show More Summary

Study identifies challenges faced by NYU nurses after Hurricane Sandy

Many recall the dramatic images of nurses at New York University's Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) heroically evacuating over three hundred patients, carrying many including the youngest and most vulnerable down flights of stairs during the power outage resulting from the storm surge generated by Hurricane Sandy. read more

Navy's Secret to Building a Stealth Ship (Op-Ed)

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Nikhil Gupta is an associate professor and Steven Zeltmann is a student researcher in the Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratoryof the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering. Show More Summary

Semantic Web Jobs: NYU

The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress is looking for a Data Curator in New York, NY. The post states, “The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University seeks a Data Curator: an information scientist who...Show More Summary

For your Food Studies library: Eating Asian America

Robert Ji-Song Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Anita Mannur, editors.  Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader.   New York University Press, 2014. This book was a most welcome gift from the author of one of its chapters, Nina Ichikawa (thanks, Nina).  Her chapter is about how Asian farmers and retailers became food system pioneers. […]

Students can now major in video games at New York University

Tisch School of the Arts will offer a bachelor of fine arts in video game design

Well funded

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

“IT'S like a political campaign. You have to be on it every day, update stuff every day.” Spike Lee, film director and newly tenured professor of New York University’s film school, is assessing his first encounter with Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. Show More Summary

NYU Now Offering Degree In Video Games

New York University, responsible for educating young minds about everything from viral hoaxes to bespoke 3D penis art to highbrow sidewalk music criticism, has added a new degree to its repertoire: video games. [ more › ]

N.Y.U. to Add a Bachelor’s Degree in Video Game Studies

3 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

A department within the New York University Tisch School of the Arts will soon begin accepting applicants for a bachelor of fine arts in game design.

This Cookbook Makes It Possible to Eat on $4 a Day

Leanne Brown started the Good and Cheap cookbook as her thesis project for a graduate degree in food studies at New York University. The premise is simple: cooking nutritious meals on the tight budget of $4 a day, which is roughly how...Show More Summary

For your food studies library: Books that Cook

Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa A. Goldthwaite, eds.  Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal.  New York University Press, 2014. I have a special interest in this book: I wrote its Foreword.  Here’s an excerpt: Books that Cook brings the food revolution into the study of English literature— brilliantly, deftly, and with no apologies. […]

Chemists develop MRI technique for peeking inside battery-like devices

A team of chemists from New York University and the University of Cambridge has developed a method for examining the inner workings of battery-like devices called supercapacitors, which can be charged up extremely quickly and can deliver high electrical power. Show More Summary

Deep Learning Startup Madbits Acquired by Twitter

Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Twitter has acquired a stealthy computer vision startup called Madbits, which was founded by former New York University researchers. Clément Farabet and Louis-Alexandre Etezad-Heydari. Farabet is aShow More Summary

Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals—particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. read more

Twitter Acquires Madbits to Boost Deep Image Learning

Twitter has acquired a stealthy computer vision startup called Madbits, which was founded by former New York University researchers. Clément Farabet and Louis-Alexandre Etezad-Heydari. Farabet is a protégé of Facebook AI Lab director and New York University professor Yann LeCun, while Etezad-Heydari was advised by Larry Maloney and Eero Simoncelli. Show More Summary

So Taxpayers Are Paying $202,000 To Figure Out Why Wikipedia is Sexist; Apparently This is Proven By The Brevity of Its Sex & the City Recaps

Science. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over $200,000 to find out why Wikipedia is sexist. The government has awarded two grants for collaborative research to professors at Yale University and New York University to study what the researchers...

Ex-Sen. Joseph Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva

Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private New York university named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public... To view the full story, click the title link.

FDA’s food label proposals: comments on Vitamin D

The FDA is taking comments on label proposals until August 1 (see info at end of post).  Here’s mine on voluntary vitamin D labeling. July 17, 2014 TO:  FDA FROM:  Marion Nestle, Professor, New York University RE:  Proposed revision to Nutrition Facts Panel: VITAMIN D This is to argue against permitting food companies to voluntarily label […]

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