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  • Out of Thin Air

    UMass tech uses protein to create electricity from moisture in the air

    Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have... More

  • Revolutionary Science

    UMass physicist helps international team unravel the mysteries of our universe

    UMass Amherst particle physicist Stephane Willocq has been interested in big-picture science since he was a teenager. Curious about the laws of nature and how they impact what we know about our world... More

  • Climate Change Economics

    UMass expert examines energy policy in the face of climate change

    One of the most pressing economic decisions that must be considered regarding current energy portfolios is the cost of climate change. UMass Amherst professor Erin Baker, an expert in decision making... More

  • Supermassive Honor

    UMass Amherst astronomers honored for first-ever black hole image

    The international team of astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) mission – including eight from the University of Massachusetts Amherst – who earlier this year unveiled the first direct... More

  • Beyond Batteries

    UMass Amherst lays the groundwork for a revolution in wireless wearables

    Smartwatches were big breakthroughs when they hit the market in the early 2000s. Even nascent versions got consumers excited with their ability to play games and access newsfeeds. Two decades later,... More