From "glacier calving" caught on camera, to an Ebola outbreak monitored through text message, to crowdsourced noise pollution data from the streets of NYC, here's a look at just a few of the innovative NYU research projects from around the globe.

The Brainiacs Series features the range of research currently underway at New York University’s global campuses, and its widespread impact on our health, our environment, and our understanding of the world we live in.