New York University (NYU) was founded in 1831. Today, NYU is the largest private, not for profit university in the USA. NYU has over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. Recently, NYU opened a campus in Abu Dhabi. NYU is ranked in the top 50 of all universities world-wide by ranking panels. NYU has four Nobel Laureates affiliated at one time or another with the university.
Researchers identify nature of fish's 'sixth sense'
A team of scientists has identified how a "sixth sense" in fish allows them to detect flows of water, which helps resolve a long-standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment. Their findings, ...
Scientists find unsuspected spectroscopy rules for rattling hydrogen
It has been taken for granted for over 50 years that the type of spectroscopy widely used to study hydrogen inside materials is not subject to any selection rules. In the joint theoretical and experimental study that appeared ...
Researchers identify new mechanism to aid cells under stress
A team of biologists from NYU and Harvard has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The findings potentially offer insights into tumor progression and neurodegenerative diseases, ...
Magnetic memory promises faster and more energy efficient information storage
A developing form of computer memory has the potential to store information more quickly and more cheaply, while using less energy, than what's used today by the semiconductor industry, NYU Physics Professor Andrew Kent concludes.
By land and by sea: Scientists find differences in tanning treatments for materials
Cod liver oil and willow bark extract used in the tanning of skins for clothing and other products offer notable differences in treatment, a study by a team of scientists shows. Their findings show the promise of a technique ...
Linguistic methods uncover sophisticated meanings, monkey dialects
The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study, which appears in the ...
Researchers go small to better understand atmospheric motion
Researchers at New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shed new light on the nature of small-scale atmospheric motion—findings that could lead to lengthening the accuracy of weather predictions.
Scientists do glass a solid—with new theory on how it transitions from a liquid
How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools?
Teens from single-parent families leave school earlier
A new study from researchers at New York University, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Chicago finds that that by the age of 24, individuals who live in single-parent families as teens received fewer ...
Transitions between states of matter: It's more complicated, scientists find
The seemingly simple process of phase changes—those transitions between states of matter—is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University.