Brooklynites were recently given a glimpse into the future at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s third annual Research Expo.

    Entering the hi-tech showcase was a lot like stepping inside the pages of a science fiction novel—once you made it past the vortex cannon launching smoke rings to greet visitors. From a portable plasma spray designed to stop bleeding and heal wounds to an iPhone attachment that puts a microscope right at your fingertips, the expo was jam-packed with ideas and discoveries by students and faculty alike. The researchers’ passion was infectious—whether they were aiming to teach robot programming to K–12 students or use a web-cam game to make dietary changes easier for children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

    Take a look at some of this year’s out of this world exhibits…


a neoparticle bridge

Ceasar the robot

handmade airplane

magnetic levitation rollercoaster


Spiderman marionette springs