Did you know there was a time when the NYU Physics Lab was heated by a potbelly stove in the middle of the classroom? Or that the majority of the University was at one time contained in a single building, called the University Building, that used to stand where the modern-day Silver Center now sits? You can take a trip back through the history of Washington Square Park, the NYU buildings around it, and the surrounding neighborhood by visiting the Washington Square Photo Collection, curated by Digital Library Technology Services.
NYU is one of the national leaders in the deployment of technology in the service of academic, scientific, and medical research. Connect‘s Research Technology column explores the ways in which research technology is used across the many disciplines at the University.
Designating oneself as an organ donor is a familiar concept, but few people consider the prospect of donating their face to someone in need of a transplant. There’s a difficult aspect the families of potential donors must consider: How is their loved one returned to them? Previously, the solution was a silicone mask. Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez thought something better could be provided. NYU LaGuardia Studio was determined to provide it for him.
Bjork has long been interested in the intersection of technology and nature. In June of 2016, Bjork appeared onstage at the Tokyo Miraikan Museum wearing a mask designed and printed by professor Neri Oxman at MIT’s Mediated Matter Lab based on 3D scans of Bjork done at NYU’s LaGuardia Studio.
Augmented Reality is set to become one of the largest new industries of the 21st century. The Mobile Augmented Reality Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering introduces students to working with AR in a myriad of ways.
Research data management has received attention given new guidelines regarding access and sharing of funded data creation.
One of the most exciting digital developments in the world of scholarship and research is the ability to scan and archive texts and make them available online. The NYU Libraries currently host thousands upon thousands of e-books, millions of full-text articles, and access to thousands of e-journal publications. Recently, a group of researchers at NYU and other universities added their own efforts to the pool of knowledge by making some 10,000 titles available—all online, and all in Arabic.
Many NYU students and faculty currently use GIS. Cultural history classes analyze the migration patterns of New York’s immigrant groups, marine biology classes record soil and water samples, and classes in public health compare the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface is, in fact, augmented reality in action.
NYU Abu Dhabi’s high performance computer (HPC) cluster, named “BuTinah,” after the marine-protected archipelago reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi, will play a critical role in supporting the computational requirements of the NYUAD research community.
Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to take spatial data from various sources, overlay map layers, analyze and model the data, and visualize the results in maps, reports, and charts. As a research institution, NYU has a growing community that is using GIS to gain new insights in a wide range of fields.