Latest University of Massachusetts Lowell Stories

2014-08-12 08:20:54

New joint research facility to become epicenter of academic and industry collaboration TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell have announced an agreement to establish a joint research facility focused on the advancement of innovative technologies in a collaborative, state-of-the-art institute. Raytheon is committing $3 million with options to $5 million throughout the next 10 years for establishment of...

2013-12-12 23:19:37

New study by Cybex Research Institute and University of Massachusetts-Lowell reveals link between posture and metabolic cost. Medway, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A recent study conducted by the Cybex Research Institute and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell uncovered how body posture can positively impact exercise. Published by the Journal of Exercise Physiology Online, “Arm Use and Posture Alter Metabolic Cost During Non- Impact Cardiovascular Cross Training at a Constant Machine...

2011-05-17 07:34:24

The biophysics of snakebites For years Professor Leo von Hemmen, a biophysicist at the TU Muenchen, and Professor Bruce Young, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, have been researching the sense of hearing in snakes. While discussing the toxicity of their snakes, it dawned on them that only few snakes inject their venom into their victims' bodies using hollow poison fangs. Yet, even though the vast majority of poisonous reptiles lack hollow fangs, they are effective...

2009-09-28 12:16:00

LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UMass Lowell, in partnership with Queen's University of Belfast and Dublin City University, will host the first U.S./Ireland Emerging Technologies Conference. The international event - Monday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center - will feature experts in new research in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, nanotechnology and more. Leading companies will present on manufacturing and product...

2009-01-23 09:37:50

Spitting cobras have an exceptional ability to spray venom into eyes of potential attackers. A new study published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology reveals how these snakes maximize their chances of hitting the target. The name "spitting cobra" is a bit of a misnomer. Cobras don't actually "spit" venom, says the study's lead author Bruce Young, director of the Anatomical Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Muscle contractions...

2008-07-14 12:00:39

By Jennifer Myers, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 14--BILLERICA -- She found it on craigslist. The quirky little two-room building with the enormous overhang near the center of town was most recently the home of a locksmith, but had served as a small gas station years before. It isn't perfect, but it is visible and affordable. Sueci Carmichael scooped it up for a song -- $600 a month in rent, and hung a shingle: BLT (Billerica Loves Talent) Music School. Three weeks later she was...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) today released a new white paper titled, Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance that catalogues the potential for tens of thousands of American jobs in the nuclear energy industry in the next decade. Coalition Co-chair Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor, was joined by a diverse group of leaders to support the positive economic and environmental impact of...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'