Research & Innovation articles from 'January 2014'

  1. Antarctic Ice

    Warming in Antarctica Tied to Changes in the Atlantic

    Many of the world's big cities are built near the ocean. This means that rising sea level caused by climate change threatens the homes and livelihoods of millions of people who live along the coast. According to Professor David Holland, the main sources of water that will lead to elevated sea level are the melting ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. Holland and a member of his team from the Center for Global Sea-Level Change (CSLC) at NYU Abu Dhabi have recently published a paper in Nature that found that one of the most sensitive and critical areas of the Earth's ice in West Antarctica is being affected by changes in the north and tropical Atlantic, which has been warming for over 30 years.

  2. Analyzing Gender Imbalance in Wikipedia

    Analyzing Gender Imbalance in Wikipedia

    Professor Hannah Brückner is using her experience studying gender and sexual inequality to investigate a relatively new technological phenomenon and field of knowledge — Wikipedia.

  3. UAE Energy Minister Discusses Sustainability at NYU Abu Dhabi

    UAE Energy Minister Discusses Sustainability at NYU Abu Dhabi

    Roughly 50 NYU Abu Dhabi students started the first week of their J-Term semester with a conversation with the UAE Minister of Energy H.E. Eng. Suhail M. Al Mazrouei. A first for the University, His Excellency addressed students at the NYUAD Downtown Campus and spoke at length about the UAE’s commitment to investing in nuclear, natural gas, and renewable energy in order to develop sustainable energy sources and to minimize the country’s carbon footprint.

  4. Arabian Nights are Full of Stories for Group of NYUAD Students

    Arabian Nights are Full of Stories for Group of NYUAD Students

    In the Arabic folkloric epic 1001 Nights, heroine Shahrzad is condemned to death by the mad king Shahryar. Shahrzad’s skillful storytelling saves her life. Every night, she entertains Shahryar with part of a tale. In his eagerness to hear the rest, he delays her execution nightly and eventually spares her altogether.

  5. Top Honors for NYU School of Engineering and NYUAD Researchers at Computer Security Conference

    Top Honors for NYU School of Engineering and NYUAD Researchers at Computer Security Conference

    Researchers from NYU School of Engineering and NYU Abu Dhabi won the award for the Best Student Paper at last month’s Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Computer and Communications Security, one of the world's top computer security conferences.