Author: Olivia Koski

Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. After studying physics in college, she earned a living manipulating light for an aerospace company. She abandoned saguaros, pine trees and lasers for the skyscrapers of New York City, where she is studying the fine art of manipulating words, sound and images as a journalist. Visit her website at http://www.oliviakoski.com or follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oliviakoski

New York Science Events This Week | November 15th - 21st, 2010

New York Science Events This Week | November 15th – 21st, 2010

The holiday season officially starts on Saturday when the New York Botanical Garden kicks-off its annual Holiday Train Show.

By Olivia Koski | Posted November 16, 2010

New York City Science Events This Week | November 8th-14th, 2010

New York City Science Events This Week | November 8th-14th, 2010

What do bed bugs, laser weapons, and democracy have in common? Nerd Nite!

By Olivia Koski | Posted November 7, 2010

New York City Science Events for the Week of October 30th

New York City Science Events for the Week of October 30th

Anna Ziegler illuminates just how convoluted scientific breakthroughs can be in her play about Rosalind Franklin’s role in the discovery of DNA

By Olivia Koski | Posted November 3, 2010

New York City Science Events for the Week of October 24th

New York City Science Events for the Week of October 24th

Go chuck a pumpkin this week at the New York Hall of Science

By Olivia Koski | Posted October 25, 2010

New York City Science Events Week of October 17th

New York City Science Events Week of October 17th

Scientists take on the arts this week in a full-on smackdown

By Olivia Koski | Posted October 16, 2010

New York City Science Events Week of October 10th

New York City Science Events Week of October 10th

It’s a busy week for Gotham’s science enthusiasts, especially on Tuesday

By Olivia Koski | Posted October 11, 2010

Maker Faire Made My Weekend

Maker Faire Made My Weekend

Maker Faire 2010 in pictures

By Olivia Koski | Posted October 5, 2010

Urban Scientist Happenings Week of October 3rd

Urban Scientist Happenings Week of October 3rd

Single nerds hope to find love this Friday down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

By Olivia Koski | Posted

Urban Scientist's Happenings Week of September 26th

Urban Scientist’s Happenings Week of September 26th

This week’s events involve analog television, the psychogeography of our urban environment, and networking with the movers and shakers of New York’s technology scene.

By Olivia Koski | Posted September 28, 2010

Urban Scientist's Happenings Week of September 19

Urban Scientist’s Happenings Week of September 19

The autumnal equinox will occur for New Yorkers on September 22nd at 11:09 p.m.

By Olivia Koski | Posted September 22, 2010

New York City Science Happenings Fall 2010

The Urban Scientist is back and excited for a science-filled Autumn in New York City!

By Olivia Koski | Posted September 18, 2010

Urban Scientist's Happenings Week of September 12

Urban Scientist’s Happenings Week of September 12

BioBus at the HOWL Festival in the East Village Sunday, 12 September, 2010 Starting at 12:00 PM Tompkins Square Park

By Olivia Koski | Posted September 12, 2010

Amateur Fusioneer Dreams of Clean Energy

Amateur Fusioneer Dreams of Clean Energy

Mark Suppes hopes to solve the world’s energy problems with limitless cheap, clean energy — on a tabletop

By Olivia Koski | Posted June 25, 2010

Shredding On A Tricked Out Electric Violin

This evening at the Union Square subway station a large crowd gathered around a violinist rocking his heart out.

By Olivia Koski | Posted June 16, 2010

Bald Eagles on the Hudson River

Bald Eagles on the Hudson River

Once on the brink of extinction, bald eagles are making a home for themselves near New York City

By Olivia Koski and Katie Peek | Posted May 31, 2010

Scientific Curiosity Can Be Mistaken For Terrorism

Scientific Curiosity Can Be Mistaken For Terrorism

The Urban Scientist’s interest in city power plant sparks suspicion

By Olivia Koski | Posted May 27, 2010

New York Buses Could Sprout Roots

New York Buses Could Sprout Roots

Local man wants to breathe life into the tops of buses

By Olivia Koski | Posted

Drinking and Lasing

Drinking and Lasing

Scientists make lasers out of drinks for fun

By Olivia Koski | Posted April 4, 2010

Nerds Gather at Galapagos Art Space

Nerds Gather at Galapagos Art Space

Take a peek at the coolest and nerdiest social gathering in town.

By Olivia Koski | Posted March 18, 2010

The World Wide Web Gets Smart

The World Wide Web Gets Smart

But Companies Have Yet to Wise Up to the Semantic Web

By Olivia Koski | Posted March 11, 2010

Up And Down Are Big

Up And Down Are Big

We don’t usually associate movement with size. Saying that “up” and “down” are big is nonsensical. A dimension is a dimension is a dimension. Right?

By Olivia Koski | Posted March 10, 2010

Eagle-watching On The Hudson

Eagle-watching On The Hudson

Just a one hour train ride from New York City, eagles abound.

By Olivia Koski | Posted February 22, 2010

What's Next For The Laser Plane?

What’s Next For The Laser Plane?

Airborne laser successfully shoots down ballistic missile

By Olivia Koski | Posted February 13, 2010

Rally for the Future at the New York Tech Meetup

A Bizarre and Slightly Awkward End To An Otherwise Fairly Interesting Evening

By Olivia Koski | Posted February 10, 2010

Why Can't You Use Cell Phones on Airplanes?

Why Can’t You Use Cell Phones on Airplanes?

Wireless technology has improved, but the ban still holds…for now.

By Olivia Koski | Posted February 8, 2010

3-D DNA Nanostructures

3-D DNA Nanostructures

NYU Chemist Realizes Dream of Made-To-Order Crystals

By Olivia Koski | Posted December 1, 2009

The Singularity Summit Was Near; It Has Now Come and Gone

The Singularity Summit Was Near; It Has Now Come and Gone

A weekend conference on crazy ideas about the future that may not be so crazy.

By Olivia Koski | Posted October 12, 2009