AMHERST, Mass. – SunEthanol Inc., a biofuels technology company, announced today that it has secured funding to commercialize the Q Microbe, unique, natural bacterium capable of converting cellulose into ethanol, which was discovered by University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Susan Leschine.
AMHERST, Mass. – By combining the capabilities of several telescopes, teams of scientists, including University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomers, have spotted extremely bright galaxies hiding in the distant, young universe.
Demand created by growing Brazilian communities and urban consumers exploring ethnic cuisines
AMHERST, Mass. – Two prominent markets in the Boston area are hosting events featuring Brazilian vegetables grown under the guidance of University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension agronomists Frank Mangan and Maria Moreira.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist Andrew McCallum has received a two-year appointment to the first Council for the Computing Community Consortium, a group dedicated to identifying major research opportunities and goals for the computing field.
AMHERST, Mass. – If Massachusetts and federal lawmakers approve creation of an Indian-run casino in Southeastern Massachusetts in Middleborough, following local approval of the deal, the new facility may not have to look beyond the state border for trained workers and executives thanks to a program run by the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s department of hospitality and tourism management.
AMHERST, Mass. – Natural disasters, accidents and the failure of aging equipment can have serious consequences for transportation networks, electrical power supply chains and telecommunications networks. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a computer-based tool that identifies the most important components of these critical infrastructure networks.
AMHERST, Mass. – While most people try to avoid the deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Stephen M. Rich is collecting as many ticks as possible in an effort to track the spread of the disease in New England.
College and middle school students to assist research
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst chemistry professor Julian Tyson has been awarded a $200,000 Discovery Corps Fellowship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research and educational efforts on the toxic contaminant arsenic.