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Underground PERCEPTion

Technology developed at UMass Amherst will help the visually impaired navigate Boston subway

UMass Amherst professor Aura Ganz has developed an electronic navigation system called PERCEPT, a seeing-eye directory for the blind and visually impaired which will provide them... Read

Natural Selection

Researchers develop new tool to identify biodiversity targets

Introducing a new approach that combines evolutionary and engineering analyses to identify the targets of natural selection, researchers report in the current issue of Evolution... Read

A Meeting of Minds

Hluchyj Fellows combine nursing and engineering to improve clinical health care

True, lasting change requires a meeting of the minds--a moment of mutual inspiration that occurs when people who think differently from one another start thinking together.... Read

A Venture Story

A new center raises UMass Amherst's entrepreneurial capacity

When it comes to helping entrepreneurs, James Theroux, director of UMass Amherst’s newly formed Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E), is all business. He’s building a network of... Read

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In Pictures

Sheet of 'green geckskin' next to a green gecko
‘Green Geckskin’: Creating Sustainable Super Adhesives

The image above shows a sheet of ‘green geckskin’ (left) alongside its inspiration, the gecko lizard (right). The renewable...