Quantcast

Latest University of Massachusetts Amherst Stories

Image 1 - Super-Adhesive Material Inspired By Gecko Feet
2012-02-18 04:49:03

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping.

2012-01-11 15:37:11

Like the human body, a digital device often suffers a few bruises and scratches within a lifetime.

Evolutionary Biologists Discover How Species Evolve
2011-11-24 04:17:40

'This study conducted during the International Year of the Bat offers a clear example of how the evolution of new traits, in this case a skull with a new shape, allowed animals to use new resources and eventually, to rapidly evolve into many new species'

2011-09-07 20:18:14

A six-year campaign to control invasive winter moths with a natural parasite led by entomologist Joe Elkinton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst now has concrete evidence that a parasitic fly, Cyzenis albicans, has been established and is attacking the pest at four sites in Seekonk, Hingham, Falmouth and Wellesley.

2011-06-27 07:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qteros, Inc., the developer of a unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform for the lowest-cost production of cellulosic ethanol, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, today announced two significant intellectual property (IP) advances that extend the patent estate for their unique ethanol-producing microorganism, Clostridium phytofermentans, also known as the Q Microbe®. The United States Patent and...

2011-04-19 10:35:00

Delivering Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture on Sports and Society, Weiner Will Assert Bonds and Ramirez Just tip of Iceberg and Will Recommend Corrections AMHERST, Mass.

2011-01-25 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SurveyAnalytics, one of the leading research platforms, tonight debuts a new method of surveying public opinion in real time during the State of the Union Address.

efaa45c387d293623eb92d368b7333e9
2010-07-16 08:45:59

Physicists find clues to the origin and evolution of wrinkles in thin sheets.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.