University of Massachusetts Amherst

Learning from origami to design new materials

A challenge increasingly important to physicists and materials scientists in recent years has been how to design controllable new materials that exhibit desired physical properties rather than relying on those properties ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in General Physics
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A mechanism of how biodiversity arises

A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not only in how animals' ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in Evolution
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'Oddball science' has proven worth, say biologists

Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Evolution
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