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  • 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

  • Floating Turbines

    A new way to develop offshore wind

    Have you ever wondered why surfers prefer riding the waves on the Pacific coast of the United States rather than the Atlantic? Unlike the steep drop of the west coast continental shelf, the eastern... 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