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  • Digital Life

    Creating 3D models of all living creatures

    Biologist Duncan Irschick created the Beastcam Array, a rapid-capture, field portable tabletop system for making high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms. He and his research team... More

  • Top Talent

    Undergraduates honored for their extraordinary achievements

    Every few years an undergraduate researcher comes through Alejandro Briseño’s laboratory with extraordinary talent. Such scientists, says the polymer science and engineering professor, are in the top... More

  • Forefront of Health

    New venture moves tunable nanogels toward commercialization

    Outside Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan’s 15th-floor office in Lederle Research Tower, fluffy white clouds drift across a bright blue sky. These days, the outlook for his research into nanomaterials... More

  • Deep Learning

    Big data helps to map Mars and analyze its surface chemistry

    Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Holyoke College are teaming up to apply recent advances in machine learning, specifically biologically inspired deep learning methods... More